Sanwa MX-3X Specification

Sanwa MX-3X Specification
MX3X Reference Guide
(Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET 4.2 / CE 5.0 Equipped)
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Revision Notice
Entire Manual
Added CE 5.0 information and instruction where applicable.
Chapter 5 – Wireless Network
Configuration
Updated information for EAP-FAST support, Summit tray icon, help feature,
etc., included in latest version of the Summit Client Utility.
Appendix A – Key Maps
Added 3270 and 5250 key sequence charts.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
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Overview .................................................................................................................... 1
Features/Options for the MX3X Family ............................................................................................... 2
Related Manuals.................................................................................................................................... 3
Components .............................................................................................................. 4
Front and Back Views........................................................................................................................... 4
Endcap Options ..................................................................................................................................... 5
MX3-RFID Module .............................................................................................................................. 5
Battery Well Vent Aperture .................................................................................................................. 6
When to Use This Guide........................................................................................... 7
Document Conventions......................................................................................................................... 7
Getting Started .......................................................................................................... 8
Insert Main Battery ............................................................................................................................... 9
Check Battery Status .......................................................................................................................... 9
About Lithium-Ion Batteries .............................................................................................................. 9
Optional Devices................................................................................................................................. 10
Attach Handstrap (Optional) ............................................................................................................ 10
Attach the Stylus Clip (Optional) ..................................................................................................... 10
Attach to Hip-Flip (Optional) ........................................................................................................... 11
Connect External Power Supply to MX3X or Cradle (Optional)..................................................... 12
Connect External Power Supply to the MX3P ................................................................................. 13
MX3P Specific Power Accessories ............................................................................................... 13
24/72 Maximum VDC MX3P Power Supply Input/Output Cable Connection ............................. 13
12V VDC MX3P Power Cable Connection................................................................................... 15
Connect MX3X Audio Jack (Optional)............................................................................................ 16
Power Button....................................................................................................................................... 16
Restart Sequence .............................................................................................................................. 16
Tapping the Touchscreen with a Stylus .............................................................................................. 17
Keypad Shortcuts.............................................................................................................................. 17
Entering the Multi AppLock Activation Key...................................................................................... 18
Touch................................................................................................................................................ 18
Hotkey .............................................................................................................................................. 18
Touchscreen Calibration ..................................................................................................................... 19
Set The Display Contrast .................................................................................................................... 20
Set the Display Backlight Timer ......................................................................................................... 20
Set The Display Brightness................................................................................................................. 20
Set the Power Schemes Timers ........................................................................................................... 21
Battery Power Scheme ..................................................................................................................... 21
AC Power Scheme............................................................................................................................ 21
Set The Audio Speaker Volume.......................................................................................................... 22
Using the Keypad ............................................................................................................................. 22
Using the Touchscreen ..................................................................................................................... 22
Setup the Client and Network ................................................................................ 23
Access the Terminal Emulation Parameters ........................................................ 23
Installing PCMCIA and CF Cards........................................................................... 24
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Installing / Removing Cards................................................................................................................ 25
Preparation........................................................................................................................................ 25
Installation ........................................................................................................................................ 25
Removal............................................................................................................................................ 25
Enter Data ................................................................................................................ 26
Keypad Entry ...................................................................................................................................... 26
Stylus Entry......................................................................................................................................... 26
Input Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 26
Integrated Laser Scanner Data Entry .................................................................................................. 27
Using a Headset and Voice for Data Entry ......................................................................................... 28
Connecting the Audio Cable and a Headset ..................................................................................... 28
Adjust Microphone and Secure the Cable ........................................................................................ 28
Entering Data.................................................................................................................................... 29
Tethered Scanner................................................................................................................................. 29
MX3P and the MX3 Cradles............................................................................................................... 29
ActiveSync............................................................................................................... 30
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 30
Initial Setup ......................................................................................................................................... 31
Serial Connection ............................................................................................................................. 31
USB Connection............................................................................................................................... 31
Network ............................................................................................................................................ 31
IrDA Connection .............................................................................................................................. 32
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device .............................................................................................. 32
Connect and Communicate ................................................................................................................. 33
Explore ................................................................................................................................................ 33
Copy the MX3X LXEbook to the MX3X (Optional) ......................................................................... 33
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync.................................................................................................. 34
Prerequisites ..................................................................................................................................... 34
Serial Port Transfer........................................................................................................................... 34
Infrared Port Transfer ....................................................................................................................... 34
USB Transfer.................................................................................................................................... 34
Connect............................................................................................................................................. 34
Disconnect ........................................................................................................................................ 34
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection ..................................................................................... 35
ActiveSync with a Cradle ................................................................................................................. 35
Troubleshooting ActiveSync............................................................................................................... 36
Docking Cradles...................................................................................................... 37
Status LED .......................................................................................................................................... 37
Desktop Cradle.................................................................................................................................... 38
Connectors........................................................................................................................................ 38
Vehicle Mount Cradle ......................................................................................................................... 38
Connectors........................................................................................................................................ 38
ActiveSync with a Cradle.................................................................................................................... 39
Tethered Scanner and a Cradle ........................................................................................................... 39
The Passive Vehicle Cradle ................................................................................................................ 39
Getting Help............................................................................................................. 40
Manuals............................................................................................................................................... 40
Accessories.......................................................................................................................................... 40
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Hardware Configuration ......................................................................................... 43
Central Processing Unit....................................................................................................................... 43
System Memory .................................................................................................................................. 43
Core Logic........................................................................................................................................... 44
Video Subsystem................................................................................................................................. 44
Power Supply ...................................................................................................................................... 44
Audio Interface ................................................................................................................................... 45
PCMCIA Slots .................................................................................................................................... 45
Slot 0 – Network or SRAM Cards.................................................................................................... 45
Slot 1 – Compact Flash Card............................................................................................................ 45
Power Modes........................................................................................................... 46
Primary Events Listing........................................................................................................................ 46
On Mode ............................................................................................................................................. 47
The Display ...................................................................................................................................... 47
The Mobile Device ........................................................................................................................... 47
User Idle Mode ................................................................................................................................. 47
System Idle Mode............................................................................................................................. 48
Suspend Mode..................................................................................................................................... 48
Critical Suspend Mode........................................................................................................................ 49
Off Mode............................................................................................................................................. 49
Physical Controls.................................................................................................... 50
Power Button....................................................................................................................................... 50
Restart Sequence .............................................................................................................................. 50
Endcaps and COM Ports ..................................................................................................................... 51
Endcap Combinations....................................................................................................................... 52
COM Port Switching ........................................................................................................................ 52
Integrated Scanner Port .................................................................................................................... 53
Serial Port ......................................................................................................................................... 53
LXE Connection Cable Technical Specification ........................................................................... 54
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port ................................................................................... 54
USB Host / Client Port ..................................................................................................................... 55
USB Host Cable............................................................................................................................. 55
ActiveSync .................................................................................................................................. 55
USB Client Cable........................................................................................................................... 56
Tethered Scanners.......................................................................................................................... 56
Programmable Scan Buttons ............................................................................................................... 57
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250/TN5250 Only)........................................................................ 57
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED .................................................................................................... 57
The Keypad.............................................................................................................. 58
Key Functions ..................................................................................................................................... 58
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode........................................................................................................... 59
Keypad Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................ 59
Keypress Sequences ............................................................................................................................ 59
Custom Key Maps............................................................................................................................... 60
LED Functions .................................................................................................................................... 61
Display ..................................................................................................................... 62
Display and Display Backlight Timer................................................................................................. 62
Touchscreen ........................................................................................................................................ 62
Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture .................................................................................... 63
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Applying the Protective Film to the Display....................................................................................... 63
Speaker .................................................................................................................... 64
Infrared (IR) Port ..................................................................................................... 64
Power Supply .......................................................................................................... 65
Check Battery Status ........................................................................................................................... 65
Handling Batteries Safely ................................................................................................................... 65
Main Battery ....................................................................................................................................... 66
Battery Hot-Swapping......................................................................................................................... 66
Low Battery Warning.......................................................................................................................... 66
Critical Suspend State ......................................................................................................................... 67
Backup Battery.................................................................................................................................... 67
Backup Battery Maintenance .............................................................................................................. 67
Battery Chargers..................................................................................................... 68
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus .................................................................................................................... 68
Important Battery Charger Version Information .............................................................................. 69
Battery Chargers Affected ............................................................................................................. 69
Battery Label Location .................................................................................................................. 69
External Power Supply (Optional) ...................................................................................................... 70
CHAPTER 3 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
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Introduction ............................................................................................................. 71
Windows Operating System................................................................................... 71
2.4 GHz Network Configuration ............................................................................. 71
Installed Software ................................................................................................... 71
Software Load ..................................................................................................................................... 72
Software Applications ...................................................................................................................... 72
Optional............................................................................................................................................... 72
JAVA (Option) ................................................................................................................................. 72
LXE RFTerm (Option) ..................................................................................................................... 73
AppLock (Option) ............................................................................................................................ 73
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Option) ............................................................................................ 73
Desktop.................................................................................................................... 74
My Computer Folders (CE .NET 4.2)................................................................................................. 75
Folders Copied at Startup ................................................................................................................. 75
My Device Folders (CE 5.0) ............................................................................................................... 75
Start Menu Program Options ................................................................................. 76
Communication ................................................................................................................................... 77
ActiveSync ....................................................................................................................................... 77
Connect............................................................................................................................................. 77
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server.................................................................................................. 77
Command Prompt ............................................................................................................................... 78
Inbox ................................................................................................................................................... 78
Internet Explorer ................................................................................................................................. 78
Media Player ....................................................................................................................................... 78
Remote Desktop Connection............................................................................................................... 79
Transcriber .......................................................................................................................................... 79
Windows Explorer .............................................................................................................................. 79
Taskbar................................................................................................................................................ 80
Advanced Tab................................................................................................................................... 80
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Settings | Control Panel Options ........................................................................... 81
About................................................................................................................................................... 82
Language and Fonts.......................................................................................................................... 83
Identifying Software Versions.......................................................................................................... 83
MAC Address................................................................................................................................... 83
Accessibility........................................................................................................................................ 84
Administration – for AppLock............................................................................................................ 84
Battery................................................................................................................................................. 85
Bluetooth Manager.............................................................................................................................. 85
Certificates .......................................................................................................................................... 86
Date/Time............................................................................................................................................ 87
Dialing................................................................................................................................................. 88
Display ................................................................................................................................................ 89
Background....................................................................................................................................... 89
Appearance ....................................................................................................................................... 89
Backlight .......................................................................................................................................... 89
Input Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 90
Internet Options................................................................................................................................... 90
Windows CE .NET 4.2..................................................................................................................... 90
Windows CE 5.0............................................................................................................................... 91
Keyboard............................................................................................................................................. 92
Mixer................................................................................................................................................... 92
Mouse.................................................................................................................................................. 93
Network and Dialup Connections ....................................................................................................... 93
Create a Connection Option ............................................................................................................. 93
Owner.................................................................................................................................................. 94
Password ............................................................................................................................................. 95
PC Connection .................................................................................................................................... 96
PCMCIA ............................................................................................................................................. 97
Power .................................................................................................................................................. 98
Battery .............................................................................................................................................. 98
Schemes............................................................................................................................................ 99
Battery Power Scheme................................................................................................................... 99
AC Power Scheme ......................................................................................................................... 99
Device Status .................................................................................................................................... 99
Regional Settings .............................................................................................................................. 100
CE . NET 4.2 Default Settings ....................................................................................................... 100
CE 5.0 Default Settings .................................................................................................................. 100
Remove Programs ............................................................................................................................. 100
Scanner.............................................................................................................................................. 101
Determine Your Scanner Software Version ................................................................................... 101
Factory Default Settings ................................................................................................................. 102
Main................................................................................................................................................ 103
Keys................................................................................................................................................ 104
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value................................................................................... 105
COM Ports...................................................................................................................................... 105
Storage Manager ............................................................................................................................... 106
Stylus................................................................................................................................................. 107
Double Tap ..................................................................................................................................... 107
Calibration ...................................................................................................................................... 107
System............................................................................................................................................... 108
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General ........................................................................................................................................... 109
Memory .......................................................................................................................................... 109
Device Name .................................................................................................................................. 110
Copyrights ...................................................................................................................................... 110
Terminal Server Client Licenses ....................................................................................................... 110
Volume and Sounds .......................................................................................................................... 111
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds................................................................................................... 111
Utilities ................................................................................................................... 112
LAUNCH.EXE ................................................................................................................................. 112
REGEDIT.EXE................................................................................................................................. 115
REGLOAD.EXE............................................................................................................................... 115
WARMBOOT.EXE .......................................................................................................................... 115
WAVPLAY.EXE .............................................................................................................................. 115
Enabling GrabTime........................................................................................................................... 115
Disabling the Touchscreen................................................................................................................ 116
Configuring CapsLock Behavior ...................................................................................................... 116
Configuring IPv6............................................................................................................................... 116
Command-line Utility ....................................................................................................................... 117
COLDBOOT.EXE.......................................................................................................................... 117
PrtScrn.EXE ................................................................................................................................... 117
API Calls ................................................................................................................ 117
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler Configuration ....................................................... 118
Briefly . . . ......................................................................................................................................... 118
Enabler Install Process ...................................................................................................................... 118
Enabler Uninstall Process ................................................................................................................. 118
Stop the Enabler Service ................................................................................................................... 119
Update Monitoring Overview ........................................................................................................... 119
Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings ................................................................................ 120
Enabler Configuration....................................................................................................................... 121
File Menu Options.......................................................................................................................... 122
Avalanche Update Settings............................................................................................................. 123
Menu Options .............................................................................................................................. 123
Connection ................................................................................................................................... 124
Execution ..................................................................................................................................... 125
Server Contact.............................................................................................................................. 126
Startup/Shutdown......................................................................................................................... 127
Scan Config.................................................................................................................................. 128
Display ......................................................................................................................................... 128
Shortcuts ...................................................................................................................................... 129
Adapters ....................................................................................................................................... 130
Status............................................................................................................................................ 132
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................ 132
Reflash the Mobile Device.................................................................................... 133
Preparation ........................................................................................................................................ 133
How To : Reflash using Keypress Method ....................................................................................... 133
How To: Reflash using TAG file Method........................................................................................ 134
Clearing Persistent Storage ................................................................................. 134
CHAPTER 4 SCANNER
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Introduction ........................................................................................................... 135
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Determine Your Scanner Software Version ................................................................................... 135
Barcode Processing Overview........................................................................................................ 136
Barcode Manipulation........................................................................................... 136
Main Tab ........................................................................................................................................ 138
Keys Tab......................................................................................................................................... 139
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value................................................................................... 139
COM Port Tabs............................................................................................................................... 140
Barcode Tab.................................................................................................................................... 141
Buttons ......................................................................................................................................... 141
Enable Code ID............................................................................................................................ 142
Barcode – Symbology Settings.................................................................................................... 143
Strip Leading/Trailing Control.................................................................................................. 145
Barcode Data Match List........................................................................................................... 146
Barcode Data Edit Buttons ..................................................................................................... 146
Match List Rules..................................................................................................................... 147
Add Prefix/Suffix Control ......................................................................................................... 148
Barcode – Ctrl Char Mapping...................................................................................................... 149
Translate All.............................................................................................................................. 149
Barcode – Custom Identifiers ...................................................................................................... 150
Control Code Replacement Examples ......................................................................................... 152
Barcode Processing Examples ..................................................................................................... 153
Advanced............................................................................................................... 154
Main Tab ........................................................................................................................................ 155
Keys Tab......................................................................................................................................... 156
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value................................................................................... 156
COM1, COM2, COM3 Tabs .......................................................................................................... 157
Advanced Tab................................................................................................................................. 158
Translate Control Codes .............................................................................................................. 158
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters..................................................................................... 158
Prefix / Suffix............................................................................................................................... 159
Barcode Tab.................................................................................................................................... 160
Prefix / Suffix............................................................................................................................... 160
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters .................................................................................. 160
Prefix / Suffix ............................................................................................................................ 161
Interaction between Strip Leading/Trailing and Prefix/Suffix Settings .................................... 162
Ctrl Char Mapping ....................................................................................................................... 163
Translate All.............................................................................................................................. 163
Scancode Enable .......................................................................................................................... 164
Advanced Processing ................................................................................................................... 165
Strip Code ID ............................................................................................................................ 166
Strip Identifiers from EAN128 Barcodes .................................................................................. 166
Adding Codes to the Match List for EAN128 Barcodes........................................................... 167
CHAPTER 5 WIRELESS NETWORK CONFIGURATION
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Introduction ........................................................................................................... 169
Summit Client Configuration ............................................................................... 170
Summit Client Utility........................................................................................................................ 170
Help ................................................................................................................................................ 170
Summit Tray Icon........................................................................................................................... 171
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Client ..................................................................... 171
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Main Tab ........................................................................................................................................ 172
Administrator Login..................................................................................................................... 173
Config Tab...................................................................................................................................... 174
Buttons ......................................................................................................................................... 174
Config Parameters........................................................................................................................ 175
Status Tab ....................................................................................................................................... 177
Diags Tab ....................................................................................................................................... 178
Buttons ......................................................................................................................................... 178
Global Settings Tab ........................................................................................................................ 179
Global Parameters........................................................................................................................ 179
Summit Wireless Security................................................................................................................. 182
Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP and PEAP/GTC ................................. 182
No Security..................................................................................................................................... 183
WEP Keys ...................................................................................................................................... 184
LEAP w/o WPA Authentication..................................................................................................... 185
EAP-FAST Authentication............................................................................................................. 186
PEAP/MSCHAP Authentication .................................................................................................... 187
WPA/LEAP Authentication ........................................................................................................... 189
WPA PSK Authentication .............................................................................................................. 190
PEAP/GTC Authentication ............................................................................................................ 191
Cisco Client Configuration................................................................................... 192
Aironet Client Utility (ACU) ............................................................................................................ 192
Profile Parameters .......................................................................................................................... 193
Cisco Wireless Security .................................................................................................................... 194
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 194
Installing Client Device Drivers ..................................................................................................... 194
Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant ...................................................................................... 195
Cisco WPA Configuration.............................................................................................................. 196
PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration ........................................................................... 199
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant ............................................................................ 199
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 200
PEAP/GTC Authentication Configuration ..................................................................................... 202
Configuring the PEAP/GTC Supplicant ...................................................................................... 202
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 204
WPA/LEAP .................................................................................................................................... 205
Cisco ACU ................................................................................................................................... 205
EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration ........................................................................................ 208
User Certificate ............................................................................................................................ 208
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters....................................................................................................... 209
Validating the Server Certificate ................................................................................................. 211
WPA PSK Configuration ............................................................................................................... 212
Symbol Client Configuration................................................................................ 213
Profile Parameters Menu................................................................................................................... 213
Wireless Information Tab ................................................................................................................. 214
View Log ........................................................................................................................................ 214
Add a new connection .................................................................................................................... 214
Disable WEP................................................................................................................................ 215
Enable WEP................................................................................................................................. 215
Continue....................................................................................................................................... 215
Select a User Certificate ................................................................................................................. 216
Certificates ............................................................................................................ 217
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Root Certificates ............................................................................................................................... 217
Generating a Root CA Certificate .................................................................................................. 217
Installing a Root CA Certificate on the Mobile Device ................................................................. 219
User Certificates................................................................................................................................ 221
Generating a User Certificate for the MX3X ................................................................................. 221
Installing a User Certificate on the MX3X (WPA-TLS Only)....................................................... 226
CHAPTER 6 APPLOCK
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Introduction ........................................................................................................... 229
Setup a New Device .............................................................................................. 229
Multi-Application Version ................................................................................................................ 230
Single Application Version ............................................................................................................... 231
Administration Mode ............................................................................................ 232
End User Mode...................................................................................................... 232
Passwords ............................................................................................................. 233
Multi-Application Configuration .......................................................................... 234
Application Panel .............................................................................................................................. 234
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE) ................................................................................................ 235
Security Panel ................................................................................................................................... 236
Password......................................................................................................................................... 237
Status Panel ....................................................................................................................................... 237
End-User Switching Technique ........................................................................................................ 239
Using a Stylus Tap.......................................................................................................................... 239
Using a Hotkey Sequence............................................................................................................... 239
Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock .................................................................................. 240
Single Application Configuration ........................................................................ 241
Control Panel..................................................................................................................................... 241
End User Internet Explorer............................................................................................................. 242
Security Panel ................................................................................................................................... 242
Status Panel ....................................................................................................................................... 244
Error Messages ..................................................................................................... 245
AppLock Registry Settings .................................................................................. 254
APPENDIX A KEY MAPS
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Keypad ................................................................................................................... 255
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies ..................................................................................................... 255
3270 Key Sequences ......................................................................................................................... 259
5250 Key Sequences ......................................................................................................................... 259
Creating Custom Key Maps ................................................................................. 260
Introduction....................................................................................................................................... 260
Programmable Scan Buttons and Custom Key Mapping.................................................................. 261
Keymap Source Format..................................................................................................................... 261
COLxROWx Format ...................................................................................................................... 261
GENERAL Section ........................................................................................................................ 262
SPECIAL Section........................................................................................................................... 262
MAP Section .................................................................................................................................. 263
Keycomp Error Messages ................................................................................................................. 265
Sample Input File .............................................................................................................................. 269
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Sample Output File ........................................................................................................................... 276
List of Valid VK Codes for CE .NET and CE .................................................................................. 278
APPENDIX B TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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Physical Specifications ........................................................................................ 279
Display Specifications .......................................................................................... 280
Cable Specifications............................................................................................. 281
Cable Ends ........................................................................................................................................ 281
Cable Pinouts and Diagrams ............................................................................................................. 281
Environmental Specifications.............................................................................. 283
Mobile Device and Endcaps.............................................................................................................. 283
Power Supplies.................................................................................................................................. 283
US AC Wall Adapter...................................................................................................................... 283
International AC Adapter ............................................................................................................... 284
Network Device Specifications ............................................................................ 285
Summit Client in PCMCIA Adapter 2.4GHz.................................................................................... 285
PCMCIA Cisco Client 2.4GHz Type II ............................................................................................ 285
PCMCIA Symbol Client 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II .............................................................................. 285
Hat Encoding......................................................................................................... 286
Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart............................................................................... 288
Revision History.................................................................................................... 290
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Illustrations
Figure 1-1 Front ...................................................................................................................................................4
Figure 1-2 Back....................................................................................................................................................4
Figure 1-3 Endcaps ..............................................................................................................................................5
Figure 1-4 Side View ...........................................................................................................................................5
Figure 1-5 Vent Aperture in Battery Well – Do Not Cover .................................................................................6
Figure 1-6 Battery Contacts and Main Battery ....................................................................................................9
Figure 1-7 MX3X With Handstrap Installed......................................................................................................10
Figure 1-8 Hip-Flip Accessory...........................................................................................................................11
Figure 1-9 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Automotive Power Adapter.....................................................12
Figure 1-10 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply .......................................................................................12
Figure 1-11 Connect External Power Supply.....................................................................................................12
Figure 1-12 Connect External Power Supply.....................................................................................................13
Figure 1-13 Vehicle Power Supply, 24 – 72 Maximum VDC (Fuse Not Shown) .............................................13
Figure 1-14 Connecting the Power Supply to the MX3P Endcap Power Jack...................................................14
Figure 1-15 Vehicle Power Supply Footprint ....................................................................................................14
Figure 1-16 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes .......................................................................................15
Figure 1-17 Connect Audio Jack........................................................................................................................16
Figure 1-18 Power Button..................................................................................................................................16
Figure 1-19 End-User Multi Applock Touch Panel ...........................................................................................18
Figure 1-20 Touchscreen Recalibration .............................................................................................................19
Figure 1-21 PCMCIA and CF Card Location ....................................................................................................24
Figure 1-22 Scan Beam......................................................................................................................................27
Figure 1-23 Scanner LED Location ...................................................................................................................27
Figure 1-24 Audio Cable and Headset ...............................................................................................................28
Figure 1-25 ActiveSync Cable Connected to Serial port on Cradle...................................................................35
Figure 2-1 Hardware ..........................................................................................................................................43
Figure 2-2 Power Modes – On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off ..................................................................46
Figure 2-3 Location of the Power (PWR) Button ..............................................................................................50
Figure 2-4 Endcap and COM Ports ....................................................................................................................51
Figure 2-5 Serial Ports and Cables.....................................................................................................................51
Figure 2-6 Endcap Combinations.......................................................................................................................52
Figure 2-7 RS-232 Port ......................................................................................................................................53
Figure 2-8 9-Pin RS-232 Pinout.........................................................................................................................53
Figure 2-9 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization .......................................................................................54
Figure 2-10 Endcap Ports...................................................................................................................................55
Figure 2-11 USB Type A to Serial Port Cable Pinout........................................................................................55
Figure 2-12 USB Type B to Serial Port Cable Pinout........................................................................................56
Figure 2-13 Programmable Buttons ...................................................................................................................57
Figure 2-14 The QWERTY Keypad ..................................................................................................................58
Figure 2-15 LED Functions ...............................................................................................................................61
Figure 2-16 Infrared Port – COM2 Port.............................................................................................................64
Figure 2-17 Main Battery...................................................................................................................................65
Figure 2-18 MX3 Multi-Charger Plus................................................................................................................68
Figure 2-19 Insert Main Battery in Charge Pocket ............................................................................................68
Figure 2-20 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Cigarette Lighter Adapter......................................................70
Figure 2-21 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply .......................................................................................70
Figure 3-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen ............................................................................................................78
Figure 3-2 Taskbar Properties............................................................................................................................80
Figure 3-3 Battery ..............................................................................................................................................85
Figure 3-4 Date/Time Properties........................................................................................................................87
Figure 3-5 Dialing..............................................................................................................................................88
Figure 3-6 Display Properties / Backlight Tab...................................................................................................89
Figure 3-7 Mixer ................................................................................................................................................92
Figure 3-8 Owner Properties..............................................................................................................................94
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Figure 3-9 Password Properties .........................................................................................................................95
Figure 3-10 Communication / PC Connection Tab............................................................................................96
Figure 3-11 Power Schemes...............................................................................................................................99
Figure 3-12 Determine Your Scanner Software Version .................................................................................101
Figure 3-13 Scanner Properties / Main Tab .....................................................................................................103
Figure 3-14 Scanner Properties / Keys Tab .....................................................................................................104
Figure 3-15 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings ......................................................................................105
Figure 3-16 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start..........................................................................................107
Figure 3-17 Stylus Properties / Recalibration ..................................................................................................107
Figure 3-18 System / General tab.....................................................................................................................109
Figure 3-19 System / Memory .........................................................................................................................109
Figure 3-20 System / Device Name .................................................................................................................110
Figure 3-21 Volume and Sounds......................................................................................................................111
Figure 3-22 Avalanche Enabler Opening Screen .............................................................................................121
Figure 3-23 Connection Options......................................................................................................................124
Figure 3-24 Execution Options (Dimmed).......................................................................................................125
Figure 3-25 Server Contact Options.................................................................................................................126
Figure 3-26 Startup / Shutdown Options..........................................................................................................127
Figure 3-27 Scan Config Option ......................................................................................................................128
Figure 3-28 Window Display Options .............................................................................................................128
Figure 3-29 Application Shortcuts ...................................................................................................................129
Figure 3-30 Adapters Options – Network ........................................................................................................130
Figure 3-31 Avalanche Network Profile Displayed .........................................................................................131
Figure 3-32 Manual Settings Properties Panels ...............................................................................................131
Figure 3-33 Status Display...............................................................................................................................132
Figure 4-1 Determine Your Scanner Software Version ...................................................................................135
Figure 4-2 Scanner Control / Main Tab ...........................................................................................................138
Figure 4-3 Scanner Control / Keys Tab ...........................................................................................................139
Figure 4-4 Scanner Control / COM Port Tab ...................................................................................................140
Figure 4-5 Scanner Control / Barcode tab........................................................................................................141
Figure 4-6 Barcode Tab – Symbology Settings ...............................................................................................143
Figure 4-7 Strip Leading/Trailing Controls .....................................................................................................145
Figure 4-8 Barcode Data Match List................................................................................................................146
Figure 4-9 Add Prefix/Suffix Controls.............................................................................................................148
Figure 4-10 Barcode Tab – Ctrl Char Mapping ...............................................................................................149
Figure 4-11 Barcode Tab – Custom Identifiers................................................................................................151
Figure 4-12 Advanced – Main Tab ..................................................................................................................155
Figure 4-13 Advanced – Translate Control Codes...........................................................................................158
Figure 4-14 Advanced – Strip Leading/Trailing Characters ............................................................................158
Figure 4-15 Advanced – Prefix/Suffix .............................................................................................................159
Figure 4-16 Barcode Tab .................................................................................................................................160
Figure 4-17 Barcode – Prefix / Suffix..............................................................................................................160
Figure 4-18 Barcode – Ctrl Translation ...........................................................................................................163
Figure 4-19 Barcode – Scancode Enable/Disable ............................................................................................164
Figure 4-20 Barcode – Advanced Processing ..................................................................................................165
Figure 4-21 Barcode – Advanced Processing – Strip Code ID ........................................................................166
Figure 4-22 Barcode – Advanced Processing – EAN128 Barcodes ................................................................166
Figure 5-1 Summit Client Utility .....................................................................................................................170
Figure 5-2 SCU – Main Tab.............................................................................................................................172
Figure 5-3 Admin Password Entry...................................................................................................................173
Figure 5-4 SCU – Config Tab..........................................................................................................................174
Figure 5-5 SCU – Status Tab ...........................................................................................................................177
Figure 5-6 SCU – Diags Tab............................................................................................................................178
Figure 5-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab ............................................................................................................179
Figure 5-8 Credential Sign-on Screen...............................................................................................................182
Figure 5-9 Summit Profile with No Security ...................................................................................................183
Figure 5-10 Summit WEP Keys.......................................................................................................................184
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Summit LEAP Credentials ...........................................................................................................185
Summit Profile for EAP-FAST ....................................................................................................186
Summit EAP-FAST Credentials...................................................................................................186
Summit Profile for PEAP/MSCHAP............................................................................................187
Summit PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials ..........................................................................................188
Summit Profile with LEAP for WPA TKIP .................................................................................189
Summit WPA/LEAP Credentials .................................................................................................189
Summit Profile with WPA/PSK Encryption.................................................................................190
Summit PSK Entry .......................................................................................................................190
Configure a Summit Profile with PEAP/GTC..............................................................................191
PEAP/GTC Credentials ................................................................................................................191
Cisco Aironet Client Utility..........................................................................................................192
Cisco Profile Properties Screen ....................................................................................................193
No Cisco PEAP ............................................................................................................................195
Cisco PEAP Installed ...................................................................................................................195
Cisco ACU Profile Selection........................................................................................................196
Cisco ACU Reboot Message ........................................................................................................196
Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon............................................................................................196
Wireless Information Screen ........................................................................................................197
Advanced Wireless Settings .........................................................................................................197
Wireless Network Properties ........................................................................................................198
PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties............................................................................199
Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................199
Wireless Network Login...............................................................................................................200
IP Information Tab .......................................................................................................................200
Authentication Settings, Validate Server......................................................................................200
Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID .......................................................................201
PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties ....................................................................................202
PEAP Properties ...........................................................................................................................202
Login Screen.................................................................................................................................203
IP Information Tab .......................................................................................................................203
Authentication Settings, Validate Server......................................................................................204
Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID .......................................................................204
WPA/LEAP using ACU Profile Tab ............................................................................................205
Renaming Profile..........................................................................................................................205
Profile Properties Screen ..............................................................................................................206
Select Profile ................................................................................................................................206
Login Screen.................................................................................................................................207
ACU Status Tab............................................................................................................................207
Certificate Stores ..........................................................................................................................208
View Certificate Details ...............................................................................................................208
EAP/TLS Configuration...............................................................................................................209
Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................209
Select Certificate ..........................................................................................................................210
Authentication Settings, Certificate Details .................................................................................210
Validate Server .............................................................................................................................211
SSID Authenticated ......................................................................................................................211
WPA PSK Configuration .............................................................................................................212
Symbol NETWLAN Screen .........................................................................................................213
Symbol Wireless Information Tab ...............................................................................................214
Symbol Wireless Network Properties...........................................................................................214
Symbol Advanced Wireless Settings............................................................................................215
Logon to Certificate Authority .....................................................................................................217
Certificate Services Welcome Screen...........................................................................................217
Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................218
Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................218
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Figure 5-68 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................219
Figure 5-69 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................219
Figure 5-70 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................220
Figure 5-71 Certificate Import Confirmation...................................................................................................220
Figure 5-72 Logon to Certificate Authority .....................................................................................................221
Figure 5-73 Certificate Services Welcome Screen...........................................................................................221
Figure 5-74 Request a Certificate Screen.........................................................................................................222
Figure 5-75 Advanced Certificate Request Screen ..........................................................................................222
Figure 5-76 Advanced Certificate Details........................................................................................................223
Figure 5-77 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................224
Figure 5-78 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................224
Figure 5-79 Certificate Issued..........................................................................................................................224
Figure 5-80 Download Security Warning ........................................................................................................225
Figure 5-81 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................226
Figure 5-82 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................226
Figure 5-83 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................227
Figure 5-84 Certificate Listing.........................................................................................................................227
Figure 5-85 Private Key Not Present ...............................................................................................................227
Figure 5-86 Browsing to Private Key Location ...............................................................................................228
Figure 5-87 Private Key Present ......................................................................................................................228
Figure 6-1 Administrator Control Panels – Multi-Application ........................................................................230
Figure 6-2 Administrator Control Panels – Single Application .......................................................................231
Figure 6-3 Application Panel – Multi-Application ..........................................................................................234
Figure 6-4 Security Panel – Multi-Application................................................................................................236
Figure 6-5 Status Panel – Multi-Application ...................................................................................................237
Figure 6-6 End-User Multi-Application Touch Panel......................................................................................239
Figure 6-7 Administrator Control Panel...........................................................................................................241
Figure 6-8 Administrator Security Panel .........................................................................................................242
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Overview
The LXE® MX3X is a rugged, portable, hand-held Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET 4.2 or
Windows CE 5.0 equipped mobile computer capable of wireless data communications. The
mobile device can transmit information using a 2.4 GHz wireless device (with an internally
mounted antenna) and it can store information for later transmission through an RS-232, InfraRed,
or USB port. The device can be scaled from a limited function batch computer to an integrated
wireless scanning computer.
The mobile device is horizontally oriented and features backlighting for the display. The touchscreen display supports graphic features and Windows icons that the installed Windows operating
system supports. The keys on the keypad are constructed of a phosphorescent material that can
easily be seen in dimly lighted areas.
The MX3-RFID version of the MX3X has an RFID module permanently attached to the back of
the device. The module protects the RFID antenna and tag reader. A passive vehicle cradle is
available that has been designed specifically for the MX3-RFID device deeper back cover.
The MX3P is another version of the MX3X with a deeper back cover. The deeper back cover
allows it to use the MX3-RFID passive vehicle mount cradle. The MX3P does not have an
integrated laser scanner nor does it have an RFID tag reader.
Device-specific cables are available for all versions. The stylus in the Stylus Kit (shipped with
each unit) is used to assist in entering data and configuring the unit. Protective film for the
touchscreen is available as an accessory.
Note:
Until the main battery and backup battery are completely depleted, the mobile device is
always drawing power from the main and backup batteries (On).
Note:
A mobile device functioning as a Summit client can run Microsoft
Windows CE .NET 4.2 or CE 5.0. Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 is available
on a Summit client mobile device only.
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Features/Options for the MX3X Family
Feature
MX3X
MX3-RFID
MX3P
VX3X
Operating System - CE .NET 4.2
X
X
X
X
Operating System - CE 5.0
X
-
X
X
MX3X Main Battery
X
X
X
-
AC/DC Power Supply
X
X
X
X
Color and Touch Panel
X
X
X
X
SE 923 Laser Scanner
X
X
-
-
SE 955 Laser Scanner
X
X
-
X
RFID Module Enclosure
-
X
X
-
RFID Tag Reader
-
X
-
-
Power/Communication Cradles
X
-
-
X
Passive Vehicle Cradle
-
X
X
X
Summit Client Utility
X
-
X
X
Cisco Client Utility
X
X
-
-
Symbol Client
X
-
-
-
RFTerm®
X
X
X
X
Voice Compatible
X
-
-
X
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler
X
-
X
X
ActiveSync specific cables
X
X
X
X
Hip-Flip Accessory
X
-
-
-
IP 66 Compliant
X
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IP 65 Compliant
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Related Manuals
MX3X
The “MX3X User’s Guide” contains MX3X and MX3P user information and
instruction. An abbreviated user’s guide (LXEbook – MX3X User’s Guide) is
available for download to the MX3X device from the LXE Manuals CD or the
LXE ServicePass website.
MX3-RFID
The “MX3-RFID User’s Guide” and “MX3-RFID Reference Guide” contain user
and technical information and instruction for the MX3-RFID mobile device.
Cradle
Please refer to the “MX3 Cradle Reference Guide” for technical information
relating to the MX3X-compatible Desk Top and Vehicle Mount cradles.
Charger
Please refer to the “MX3 Multi-Charger Plus User’s Guide” for instruction and
technical information relating to charging/analyzing MX3X batteries in a multicharging station.
Scanner
To set up the integrated SE923 or SE955 scanner barcode parameters with
barcodes, please refer to the “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide” on the LXE
Manuals CD or the LXE website. The SE923 scanner was replaced with the SE955
scanner in July 2006.
Note:
The MX3P does not contain an integrated laser scanner nor an RFID tag reader.
Note:
Always store unused mobile devices with a fully charged main battery installed. LXE
recommends an in-use mobile device be frequently connected to an external power
source to retain optimum power levels in the main battery and the backup battery. When
the backup battery and main battery are dead, the mobile device reverts to it’s default
values when a fully charged main battery is installed and the device is powered On
again.
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Components
Components
Front and Back Views
Figure 1-1 Front
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Endcap
Display
Scan, Enter or Field Exit (programmable)
Beeper
On/Off Button
2nd LED
Alt LED
Ctrl LED
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Shift LED
Caps LED
Scanner LED
Backup Battery LED
Status LED
Main Battery LED
Charger LED
Scan or Enter (programmable)
Figure 1-2 Back
1
2
3
4
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Leather Handstrap Connector
IR Port (Com 2 Port)
Cradle Input Contacts
5
6
7
Main Battery
Stylus
Back Cover (MX3P only)
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Figure 1-3 Endcaps
1
2
DC Power Jack
Serial Com 3 or USB Host or
Scanner Port
3
4
Serial Com 1 or USB Client Port
Audio Jack
MX3X / MX3P*
MX3-RFID
Left Port
Right Port
Left Port
Right Port
Serial COM3
Serial COM1
Scanner
USB Client
Serial COM3
USB Client
USB Host
Serial COM1
USB Host
USB Client
Scanner*
Serial COM1
Scanner*
USB Client
* The MX3P does not have an integrated scanner nor an RFID tag reader.
See “Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout”, section titled “Endcaps” for further information.
MX3-RFID Module
1 Endcap w/Laser Scanner
2 Touchscreen
3 Keypad
4 RFID Module or
MX3P Back Cover
MX3X
MX3-RFID
Figure 1-4 Side View
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Battery Well Vent Aperture
Caution
The vent aperture in the battery well should never be blocked with any device other than an
approved LXE main battery. The vent aperture functions to relieve any heat or pressure that may
build up in the mobile device during everyday use.
Figure 1-5 Vent Aperture in Battery Well – Do Not Cover
If the vent hole is covered by an object, e.g. a tracking label, other than an approved LXE main
battery, the touch screen may be damaged. If damage occurs to the touch screen, please contact
your LXE representative for the process to follow when returning the device to LXE for repair.
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When to Use This Guide
As the reference for LXE’s MX3X / MX3-RFID computer, this guide provides detailed
information on its features and functionality. Use this reference guide as you would any other
source book – reading portions to learn about the device and it’s capabillities, and then referring to
it when you need more information about a particular subject. This guide takes you through all
aspects of installation and configuration.
Instruction and safety information for the general user are contained in the “MX3X User’s Guide.”
This chapter, “Introduction”, describes this reference guide’s structure, contains setup and
installation instruction, briefly describes data entry processes, and explains how to get help.
Chapter 2 “Physical Description and Layout”, describes the function and layout of the
configuration, controls and connectors. Power sources and battery charging stations are included
in this chapter.
Chapter 3 “System Configuration” takes you through the system setup and file structure.
Chapter 4 “Scanner” describes the function, layout and setup for the LXE Wedge.
Chapter 5 “Wireless Network Configuration” details 2.4GHz wireless device setup.
Configuration for WEP and WPA is included.
Chapter 6 “AppLock” is a self-contained chapter covering all aspects of the LXE AppLock
program. A mobile device running AppLock becomes a dedicated, single or multiple application
device.
Appendix A “Key Maps” describes the keypress sequences for the QWERTY keypad.
Appendix B “Technical Specifications” lists technical and environmental specifications for the
mobile device.
Document Conventions
ALL CAPS
Menu | Choice
“Quotes”
<
>
ATTENTION
Note:
CAUTION
All caps are used to represent disk directories, file names, and application names.
Rather than use the phrase “choose the Save command from the File menu”, this guide uses the
convention “choose File | Save”.
Indicates the title of a book, chapter or a section within a chapter (for example, “Document
Conventions”).
Indicates a key on the keypad (for example, <Enter> ).
Indicates a reference to other documentation.
Keyword that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow.
Attention symbol that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow. Also, when marked on product,
means to refer to the manual or user’s guide.
International fuse replacement symbol. When marked on the product, the label includes fuse ratings
in volts (v) and amperes (a) for the product.
Keyword that indicates immediately relevant information.
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
WARNING
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
DANGER
Keyword that indicates a imminent hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Important
If the mobile device has AppLock installed, please refer to “Chapter 6 – AppLock” for
setup and processing information before continuing with “Getting Started.”
Note:
When your mobile device is pre-configured, the client, PCMCIA card and endcaps are
assembled by LXE to your specifications.
This section’s instructions are based on the assumption that your new system is pre-configured
and requires only accessory installation (e.g. handstrap, stylus) and a power source. LXE
recommends that installation or removal of accessories be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
When necessary, protect the work surface, the mobile device, and components from electrostatic
discharge.
Use this guide as you would any other source book – reading portions to learn about the device,
and then referring to it when you need more information about a particular subject. This guide
takes you through an introduction to and operation of the MX3X.
In general, the sequence of events is:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
Connect an external power source to the unit (if required).
If the screen does not automatically display, press the Power button.
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired.
Troubleshooting
Can’t align the screen, change the
date/time or adjust the volume.
AppLock is installed and running on the mobile device.
AppLock restricts access to the control panels. Contact
your System Administrator. See Chapter 6 AppLock.
Touchscreen is not accepting stylus
taps or need recalibration.
Press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
Use the tab, backtab and cursor keys to move the cursor
from element to element.
Note:
Do not connect a tethered scanner cable to a USB-C or USB-H labeled endcap port.
These ports cannot power a tethered scanner.
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Insert Main Battery
Press the Power button after the battery is inserted into the battery compartment.
Note:
New batteries must be charged prior to first use. This process takes up to four hours in
an LXE Multi-Charger Plus and eight hours with an external power source connected to
the power jack on the endcap of the mobile device.
Figure 1-6 Battery Contacts and Main Battery
The Main Battery compartment is located at the bottom of the back of the computer. The arrows in
the figure titled “Battery Contacts” point to the battery contacts in the computer. The figure titled
“Main Battery” show the cradle and charger contacts on the back of the main battery.
Place the battery in the compartment, making sure the side of the battery with six contacts matches
up with the battery contacts in the battery well. Do not slide the battery sideways into the battery
well. Firmly press the battery into the well until the Retaining Clip on the battery clicks. The
battery is now securely fastened to the computer. The computer draws power from the battery
immediately upon successful connection.
Note:
Do not cover the vent aperture in the battery well (located in the left side of the battery
well) with anything other than the main battery.
Check Battery Status
Tap the Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power icon. Main and backup battery level, status and
Power Scheme timeout setting options are displayed.
About Lithium-Ion Batteries
Li-Ion batteries (like all batteries) gradually lose their capacity over time (in a linear fashion) and
never just stop working. This is important to remember – the mobile device is always ‘on’ even
when in the Suspend state and draws battery power at all times. Use the Start | Settings | Control
Panel | Power | Battery tab to check the battery status and power reading.
Always replace the used main battery with a fully charged main battery. The Battery Low
Warning LED illuminates red at approximately 35% of power left in the main battery. You need to
determine the point at which battery life becomes unacceptable for your business practices and
replace the main battery before that point.
Refer to the documentation received with the battery charger for complete information.
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Optional Devices
Attach Handstrap (Optional)
Note:
These instructions are not to be used for the MX3P. See “Accessories” for MX3P holding
accessories e.g. holster mounted, shoulder straps, etc.
Once installed, the elastic handstrap provides a means for the user to secure the computer to their
hand. It is adjustable to fit practically any size hand and does not interfere with battery charging
when the MX3X is in a cradle.
Figure 1-7 MX3X With Handstrap Installed
Tool Required: #1 Phillips Screwdriver
Installation
1.
Place the MX3X, with the screen facing down, on a flat stable surface.
2.
Attach the handstrap to the MX3X with the screws and washers provided.
3.
Test the strap’s connection making sure the MX3X is securely connected to each end of the
strap connectors.
Attach the Stylus Clip (Optional)
Carefully remove the paper backing from the Stylus Clip sticky. Firmly press the sticky side of the
clip onto the mobile device and hold in place for 15 seconds. Thread the tether through the end of
the stylus and tie the ends firmly to the Stylus Clip so that the ends don’t interfere with placing the
stylus in the Stylus Clip. Place the stylus in the Stylus Clip when not in use.
An extra or replacement stylus can be ordered from LXE. See the section titled “Accessories” for
the stylus part number.
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Attach to Hip-Flip (Optional)
Note:
The MX3P does not fit the Hip-Flip accessory. The Hip-Flip is not to be used with the
MX3P device. See “Accessories” for MX3P holding accessories e.g. holster mounted,
shoulder straps, etc.
Figure 1-8 Hip-Flip Accessory
Note:
#1 flat head screwdriver is not supplied by LXE. A waist belt accessory can be ordered
from LXE.
Once the MX3X is attached to the hip-flip and the hip-flip securely fastened to the user by a belt
around their waist, the MX3X can be operated at a convenient height, leaving the user’s hands
free.
The hip-flip adjusts downward to allow removing and replacing the main battery without
removing the unit from the hip-flip or the user’s body.
The MX3X must be removed from the hip-flip before being placed in a docking station.
Caution:
Never use the MX3X in the hip-flip without first securing the device to the hip-flip
with the screws.
Installation
1.
If the MX3X has a handstrap, remove the handstrap and set it aside along with the handstrap
screws and washers.
2.
Slide the MX3X into the pocket in the hip-flip, making sure the keypad is up and the endcap
ports are visible in the openings at the base of the hip-flip.
3.
Place the MX3X (in the hip-flip) on a flat stable surface with the keypad down.
4.
Tighten the assembly with the black screws provided, using the holes used for the handstrap
(if used) on the back of the MX3X.
5.
Test the hip-flip’s connection making sure the MX3X is securely attached.
6.
Slide the waist-belt through the loop in the hip-flip and secure the belt around your body.
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Connect External Power Supply to MX3X or Cradle (Optional)
There are three external power supplies available for the mobile device and the MX3 desktop
cradle:
• US AC/DC 12V Power Supply
• Cigarette Lighter Adapter
• International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
Figure 1-9 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Automotive Power Adapter
Figure 1-10 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
The DC power jack is located on the endcap. The standard MX3 cradle power jack is located on
the back of the cradle (the passive vehicle cradle does not have a power jack).
Figure 1-11 Connect External Power Supply
1.
Insert the barrel connector into the power jack on the endcap and push in firmly.
2.
The CHGR LED above the keypad illuminates when the mobile device is receiving
external power through the power jack.
Note:
When the mobile device is receiving external power through a powered cradle, the
cradle’s Status LED and the mobile device’s CHGR LED are illuminated.
See section titled “LED Functions” for explanations of the LEDs for the BATT B and BATT M
illuminations.
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Connect External Power Supply to the MX3P
The DC power jack is located on the endcap. The passive cradle does not have a power jack.
Figure 1-12 Connect External Power Supply
1.
Insert the barrel connector into the power jack on the mobile device endcap and push in
firmly.
2.
The CHGR LED above the keypad illuminates when the MX3P is receiving external power
through the power jack.
See section titled “LED Functions” for explanations of the LEDs for the BATT B and BATT M
illuminations.
MX3P Specific Power Accessories
Part Number
Description
9000A060CBL12V
POWER CABLE, BARE WIRE, 12 FT, 12V, DC JACK
9000A316PS24V72VMX3P
PS, 24V-72V, BARE WIRE INPUT, MX3P OUTPUT
24/72 Maximum VDC MX3P Power Supply Input/Output Cable
Connection
Caution
For proper and safe installation, the input power cable must be connected to a fused
circuit on the vehicle. This fused circuit requires a 5 Amp maximum time delay (slow
blow) fuse. If the supply connection is made directly to the battery, the fuse should be
installed in the positive lead within 5 inches of the battery positive (+) terminal.
Recommended for vehicle electrical systems that use between 2 and 5 twelve volt
batteries in series.
1. Power Switch
2. Power On Indicator
3. Output to MX3P
4. Input from Vehicle Battery
LXE Part Number: 9000A316PS24V72VMX3P
Figure 1-13 Vehicle Power Supply, 24 – 72 Maximum VDC (Fuse Not Shown)
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Figure 1-14 Connecting the Power Supply to the MX3P Endcap Power Jack
Power Supply Dimensions
Length 9.25”
Height 2.5”
Width 4.7”
Mounting hole center Width: 3.5”
Mounting hole center Length: 8.75”
DIAGRAM IS NOT TO SCALE
Figure 1-15 Vehicle Power Supply Footprint
1.
If the mobile device is in the cradle, it can be either On or in Suspend Mode during this
process.
2.
Turn the Power Supply toggle switch to the Off position.
3.
While observing the fuse requirements specified above, connect the power cable as close as
possible to the actual battery terminals of the vehicle. When available, always connect to
unswitched terminals in the vehicle fuse panel, after providing proper fusing.
IMPORTANT:
For uninterrupted power, electrical supply connections should not be made at any point
after the ignition switch of the vehicle.
4.
Route the cable the shortest way possible. The input cable from the connection to the battery
is rated for a maximum temperature of 60°C (140°F). When routing this cable it should be
protected from physical damage and from surfaces which might exceed this temperature.
Additionally do not expose the cable to chemicals or oil that may cause the wiring insulation
to deteriorate.
Note:
If the vehicle is equipped with a panel containing Silicon Controlled Rectifiers
(SCR's), avoid routing the power cable in close proximity to these devices.
Always route the cable so that it does not interfere with the operator's safe operation and
maintenance of the vehicle.
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Use proper electrical and mechanical fastening means for terminating the cable. Properly
sized "crimp" type electrical terminals are an accepted method of termination.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+24-72 Max VDC
(DC +)
Brown or White
Return
(DC -)
Blue or Black
Vehicle Chassis
(GND)
Green
Figure 1-16 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
Note:
The input power cord for the DC-DC Power Supply uses white, black and green wires.
Some LXE products have DC input power cords with brown, blue and green wires. The
previous table shows the correct electrical connection for either type of cable.
5.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at approximately
one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors or penetrate outer cable
jacket.
6.
Connect the Power Supply to the MX3P by plugging the computer end into the Power Jack on the
endcap.
7.
Turn the Power Supply on. The ON LED on the Power Supply illuminates when it is receiving
power from the vehicle.
8.
The mobile device CHGR LED illuminates.
12V VDC MX3P Power Cable Connection
9000A060CBL12V
POWER CABLE, BARE WIRE, 12 FT, 12V, DC JACK
If the mobile device is in the cradle, it can be either On or in Suspend Mode during this process.
Connect the two-wire end of the power cable to the 12V power source battery terminals.
Provide mechanical support for the cable by securing it to the vehicle structure at approximately
one foot intervals, taking care not to over tighten and pinch conductors or penetrate outer cable
jacket.
Connect the 12V power source to the MX3P by plugging the computer end into the Power Jack on
the endcap.
The mobile device CHGR LED illuminates.
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Connect MX3X Audio Jack (Optional)
The audio jack is located on the endcap.
Figure 1-17 Connect Audio Jack
Insert the 2.5mm barrel end of the connector into the audio jack on the endcap and push the
connector in firmly. See section titled “Set the Audio Speaker Volume”.
Note:
The audio option draws power from the battery.
Power Button
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this chapter for information relating to
the power states of the mobile device.
Figure 1-18 Power Button
The power button is located above the ESC key on the keypad. When a battery is inserted in the
mobile device press the Power button.
Quickly tapping the Power button places the device immediately in Suspend mode. Quickly
tapping the Power button again, or touching the screen, immediately returns the device from
Suspend.
When the Windows desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power up (or reboot)
sequence is complete.
Please refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this guide for a list of the kinds of
activities (Primary Events) that will return the device from Suspend Mode.
Restart Sequence
Tap Start | Run, then type warmboot in the textbox and press Enter. If the touchscreen is not
accepting taps or needs recalibration, press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
When the Windows CE desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power up (or restart)
sequence is complete. If you have previously saved your settings, they will be restored on reboot.
Any RFID tag data retrieved and not saved is lost during a reboot or reset.
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Tapping the Touchscreen with a Stylus
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the touchscreen.
Never use an actual pen, pencil, abrasive or sharp object to write on the touchscreen.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. Firmly press the stylus into the stylus holder when
the stylus is not in use.
Like using a mouse to left-click icons on a desktop computer screen, using the stylus to tap icons
on the touchscreen is the basic action that can:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Open applications
Choose menu commands
Select options in dialog boxes or drop-down boxes
Drag the slider in a scroll bar
Select text by dragging the stylus across the text
Place the cursor in a text box prior to typing in data or retrieving data using the integrated
barcode scanner or an input/output device connected to the serial port.
An extra or replacement stylus can be ordered from LXE. See the section titled “Accessories” for
the stylus part number.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus:
•
•
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Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
Once you’ve selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
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Entering the Multi AppLock Activation Key
The appearance of taskbar icons are different on various mobile device platforms and may differ
from the example shown below. This example is shown only to aid in describing how the user can
switch between applications using a stylus. If RFTerm® and Microsoft® Word® were the two
applications locked, and the user tapped the taskbar icon to place the popup menu on screen, a
switching menu showing both application icons is displayed on the screen.
Figure 1-19 End-User Multi Applock Touch Panel
Touch
Tap the taskbar icon to place the popup menu on screen. Tap one of the application icons in the
popup menu. The selected application is brought to the foreground while the other application
continues to run in the background. Stylus taps affect the application running in the foreground
only.
Alternatively you can use the Tab, BackTab and/or cursor keys to move the on-screen cursor.
Then press the Enter key to activate the highlighted choice.
Hotkey
If the mobile device uses LXE’s Multi AppLock to allow the user to switch between two
applications, the default Activation key is Ctrl+Spc. The key sequence switches the focus
between one application and another. Data entry affects the application running in the foreground
only. Note that the system administrator may have assigned a different key sequence to use when
switching applications.
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Touchscreen Calibration
If the touchscreen is not responding properly to pen touch taps, you may need to recalibrate the
touchscreen. Recalibration involves tapping the center of a target. If you miss the center, keep the
stylus on the screen, slide it over the target’s center, and then lift the stylus.
If the touchscreen is not accepting taps or needs recalibration, press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the
Start Menu to appear.
To recalibrate the screen, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus | Calibration tab.
To begin, tap the Recalibrate button on the screen with the stylus.
Figure 1-20 Touchscreen Recalibration
Follow the instructions on the screen and press the Enter key to save the new calibration settings
or press Esc to cancel or quit.
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Set The Display Contrast
Adjusting screen contrast lightens or darkens the characters to make them visible at a comfortable
level. The contrast is incremented or decremented one step each time the contrast key is pressed.
To adjust screen contrast, locate the <F6> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the
display contrast by pressing the:
• 2nd key then the <F6> key
• Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust contrast until the display lightens or
darkens to your satisfaction.
• Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
The LED for the 2nd key blinks until the special editing mode (set contrast) is complete.
Set the Display Backlight Timer
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this guide for information relating to
the power states of the mobile device.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Backlight tab. Change the parameter values
and tap OK to save the changes.
The first option affects the mobile device when it is running on battery power only. The second
option affects the device when it is running on external power (e.g. AC adapter, cigarette adapter,
powered cradle).
The default value for the battery power timer is 3 seconds. The default value for the external
power timer is 2 minutes. The backlight will remain on all the time when both checkboxes are
blank.
The transmissive color display backlight timer dims the backlight at the end of the specified time.
The transflective monochrome display backlight timer turns the backlight off at the end of the
specified time.
Set The Display Brightness
The brightness adjustment feature depends on the display type, color versus monochrome.
Adjusting screen brightness lightens or darkens the background to make characters visible at a
comfortable level. The brightness on a color display is incremented or decremented one step each
time the arrow key is pressed until either the maximum or minimum brightness is achieved (8
steps). The brightness setting is recalled at power up.
Color – To adjust color screen brightness, locate the <F10> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust
the display brightness by pressing the:
• 2nd key then the <F10> key
• Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust brightness until the display lightens or
darkens to your satisfaction.
• Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
Monochrome – MX3X only. The 2nd key + F10 key sequence toggles the backlight from it’s
brightest (On) to it’s dimmest (Off) readable settings.
The LED for the 2nd key blinks until the special editing mode (set display brightness) is complete.
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Set the Power Schemes Timers
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this guide for information relating to
the power states of the mobile device.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab. Change the parameter values and
tap OK to save the changes.
Battery Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on battery power only.
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 3 seconds
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 15 seconds
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
AC Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter, cigarette
adapter, powered cradle).
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 2 minute
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 2 minutes
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
These mode timers are cumulative. The System Idle timer begins the countdown after the User
Idle timer has expired and the Suspend timer begins the countdown after the System Idle timer has
expired. When the User Idle timer is set to “Never”, the power scheme timers never place the
device in User Idle, System Idle or Suspend modes (even when the device is idle).
Because of the cumulative effect, and using the Battery Power Scheme Defaults listed above:
• The backlight turns off after 3 seconds of no activity,
• The display turns off after 18 seconds of no activity (15sec + 3sec),
• And the device enters Suspend after 5 minutes and 18 seconds of no activity.
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Set The Audio Speaker Volume
Note:
An application may override the control of the speaker volume. Turning off sounds saves
power and prolongs battery life.
The speaker is located on the front of the device above the Power button. The audio volume can be
adjusted to a comfortable level for the user. The volume is increased or decreased one step each
time the volume key is pressed. The device has an internal speaker and a jack for an external
headset. Operational “beeps” are emitted from the speaker.
Using the Keypad
Note:
Volume & Sounds (in Control Panel) must be enabled before the following key sequences
will adjust the volume.
To adjust speaker volume, locate the <F8> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the speaker
volume by pressing the:
•
2nd key then the <F8> key to enter Volume change mode.
•
Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust volume until the speaker volume is
satisfactory.
•
Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
The LED for the 2nd key blinks until the special editing mode (set audio speaker volume) is
complete.
Using the Touchscreen
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds | Volume tab. Change the volume
setting and tap OK to save the change. You can also select / deselect sounds for key clicks and
screen taps and whether each is loud or soft.
As the volume scrollbar is moved between Loud and Soft, the computer will emit a tone each time
the volume increases or decreases in decibel range.
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Setup the Client and Network
Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
See “Chapter 5 Wireless Network Configuration” for complete information.
Access the Terminal Emulation Parameters
Before you make a host connection, you will, at a minimum, need to know:
• the alias name or IP address (Host Address) and
• the port number (Telnet Port) of the host system
to properly set up your host session.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Make sure the mobile client network settings are configured and functional. If you are
connecting over wireless LAN (802.11B), make sure your mobile client is communicating
with the Access Point.
From the Start | Programs, run LXE RFTerm or tap the RFTerm icon on the desktop.
Select Session | Configure from the application menu and select the “host type” that you
require. This will depend on the type of host system that you are going to connect to; i.e. 3270
mainframe, AS/400 5250 server or VT host.
Enter the “Host Address” of the host system that you wish to connect to. This may either be a
DNS name or an IP address of the host system.
Update the telnet port number, if your host application is configured to listen on a specific
port. If not, just use the default telnet port.
Select OK
Select Session | Connect from the application menu or tap the “Connect” button on the
Command Bar. Upon a successful connection, you should see the host application screen
displayed.
To change options such as Display, Colors, Cursor, Barcode, etc., please refer to the “RFTerm
Reference Guide” on the LXE Manuals CD.
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Installing PCMCIA and CF Cards
Installing PCMCIA and CF Cards
Figure 1-21 PCMCIA and CF Card Location
There is one PC card slot (Slot 0) and one Compact Flash card slot (Slot 1) located under the
endcap. Slot 0 powers a wireless client PC card, PC SRAM card, ATA Flash card or a linear Flash
card. The slots hold only one card at a time. Slot 0 supplies .75 of an amp at 5V or 3.3V.
The second slot (Slot 1) is designed to support a Type I or II Compact Flash disk.
See “Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout”, section titled “PCMCIA Cards” for further
information.
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Installing / Removing Cards
Preparation
Requirement: A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
• LXE recommends that installation or removal of the card be performed on a clean, well-lit
surface.
• Using a screwdriver, remove or loosen the screws on the endcap.
• Carefully slide the endcap to the side, taking care not to dislodge or disconnect any cables.
• Remove or loosen all cables to the card(s) to be removed/replaced. If a wireless device PC
card, disconnect the radio antenna from the PC card.
Installation
1.
Slide the card, connector side first, into the slot until it seats. Use caution not to pull or snag
the antenna connector.
2.
If the card is difficult to seat in the slot, remove the card, turn it around and re-install.
• The antenna connector must be positioned up and toward the front of the device (near the
display).
• Gently snap the antenna cables into the connectors on the wireless client card. Use caution
not to damage either the antenna cable connectors or the connectors on the wireless client
card. Connect all antenna cables to the PCMCIA wireless client card.
3.
Replace the endcap, making sure all connections are secure and ribbons/antennas are not
crimped between the endcap and the body of the mobile device.
1.
Grasp the top of the card and pull it straight upward to remove.
2.
Use caution not to pull or snag the antenna connector on the wireless client card, if installed.
Removal
If you anticipate keeping the PCMCIA or CF card out of the mobile device for a long period of
time place it in an enclosed electrostatic-protected storage container. Store in an area that is
protected from dirt, moisture, and electrostatic contact.
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Enter Data
Enter Data
You can enter data into the mobile device through several different methods. The Scanner window
accepts barcode data entry, the RS-232 and the IR port are used to input/output data, and the
keypad and stylus provide manual entry.
Keypad Entry
The keypad is used to manually input data that is not collected otherwise. Almost any function that
a full sized computer keyboard can provide is duplicated on the mobile device’s keypad but it may
take a few more keystrokes to accomplish a keyed task.
Almost every key has two or three different functions. The primary alpha or numeric character is
printed on the key.
For example, when the 2nd key is pressed, the 2nd key LED illuminates. By then pressing the
desired second-function key the device will then produce the 2nd character. The specific 2nd
character is printed above the corresponding key. The 2nd key LED turns off when key sequence
finishes (unless when setting volume or contrast – the 2nd key LED will flash at those times).
Please refer to “Appendix A – Key Maps” for instruction on the specific keypresses to access all
keypad functions.
Stylus Entry
The stylus performs the same function as a mouse that is used to point to and click elements on a
desktop computer. The stylus is used in the same manner as a mouse – single tap or double tap to
select menu options, drag the stylus across text to select, hold the stylus down to activate slider
bars, etcetera. Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display.
Never use an actual pen, pencil or sharp or abrasive object to write on the touchscreen.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. The touchscreen responds to an actuation force
(touch) of 4 oz. (or greater) of pressure.
The stylus can be used in conjunction with the keyboard and scanner and an input/output device
connected to one of the serial ports.
• Touch the stylus to the field of the data entry form to receive the next data feed.
• The cursor begins to flash in the field.
• The unit is ready to accept data from either the keyboard, integrated scanner or a scanner
connected to the serial port, if the scanner applet is configured correctly.
Input Panel
The Input Panel icon looks like a keyboard and is shown in the System tray. To show or hide the
input panel, tap the Input Panel icon. Use the input panel to enter information in any program.
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Integrated Laser Scanner Data Entry
Read all cautions, warnings and labels before using the laser
scanner.
To scan with the integrated laser barcode reader, point the laser window towards a barcode and
press the Scan button. You will see a red laser beam strike the barcode. The laser scanner has an
SE923 scan engine.
Correct Scan
Incorrect Scan
Incorrect Scan
Figure 1-22 Scan Beam
Align the red beam so that the barcode is centered within the beam. The laser beam must cross the
entire barcode. Move the mobile device towards or away from the barcode so that the barcode
takes up approximately two-thirds the width of the beam.
Figure 1-23 Scanner LED Location
The SCNR LED turns red when the laser beam is on. Following a barcode scan and read the
SCNR LED turns green and the mobile device beeps, indicating a successful scan.
The laser and SCNR LED automatically turn off after a successful or unsuccessful read. The
scanner is ready to scan again when the Scan key is pressed.
Large barcodes can be scanned at the maximum distance. Hold the scanner closer to small
barcodes (or with bars that are very close together).
When the scan is successful, the Scan LED turns green, then switches off, and the mobile device
emits a distinctive audible tone.
When the scan is unsuccessful, the SCNR LED remains red until the 3 second timeout (default)
occurs or the Scan key is released. The mobile device emits distinctive audible tones. Check the
following:
• Check the barcode for marks or physical damage e.g. ripped label, missing section, etc.
• Try scanning test symbols of the same code type at different distances and angles.
• Is the scan aperture unscratched and unsoiled?
See the “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide” for barcode samples, default scanning ranges,
barcode reading instruction and troubleshooting.
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Using a Headset and Voice for Data Entry
Connecting the Audio Cable and a Headset
Note:
The audio option draws power from the main battery. The Headset and Voice option is
not available for an MX3-RFID configuration. The speaker is disabled when a headset is
plugged into the audio jack
The headset consists of an earpiece, a microphone and an attached cable. The headset attaches to
an audio cable which attaches to the MX3X. The audio jack is located on the MX3X endcap.
9000A076CBLHEADSET1
Figure 1-24 Audio Cable and Headset
Insert the 2.5mm barrel end of the connector into the audio jack on the endcap and push the
connector in firmly.
Align the audio cable quick disconnect end and the headset quick connect cable end. Firmly push
the cable ends together until they click and lock in place.
Adjust Microphone and Secure the Cable
Do not twist the microphone boom when adjusting the microphone.
The microphone should be adjusted to be about two finger widths from your mouth.
Make sure the microphone is pointed at your mouth. Note the small “Talk” label near the
mouthpiece. Make sure the Talk label is in front of your mouth.
The microphone cable can be routed over or under clothing.
Under Clothing
•
Leave the cable exposed only at the top of the collar.
•
Be sure to leave a small loop of cable to allow movement of your head.
Over Clothing
•
Use clothing clips to hold the cable close to your body.
•
Tuck the cable under the belt, but leave a small loop where it goes under the belt.
•
Do not wear the cable on the front of your body. It may get in your way or get caught on
protruding objects.
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Entering Data
Data is entered into the mobile device by speaking into the headset’s microphone when prompted.
Please contact your System Administrator if assistance is needed with the voice software installed
on the mobile device.
Tethered Scanner
Do not connect a tethered scanner cable to a USB-C or USB-H labeled endcap port. The USB
ports cannot power a tethered scanner.
Tethered scanners connect to RS232-labeled ports on the endcap and, for the MX3X only, can
connect to the RS232 port on a powered cradle.
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners (connected to the RS232 labelled
serial port). Tethered scanners read barcode scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is
pressed. The tethered scanner requires power on pin 9 of the RS232 serial port.
To set the mobile device to use a tethered scanner, select Start | Settings | Control Panel |
Scanner | COM1 (or 2 or 3).
Tap the “Power on Pin 9 (+5V)” checkbox for the COM port selected. The COM port that accepts
the scanner data can be configured for data rate, parity, stop bits and data bits.
See Also: Section titled “Tethered Scanner and Cradles” when using a tethered scanner with a
cradle.
MX3P and the MX3 Cradles
The MX3P does not fit in the standard MX3 powered cradles. There is a passive vehicle cradle
available for the MX3P that secures the device to the cradle only. See section titled “Accessories”.
Main battery charging and host communication is not available directly through the passive
vehicle cradle. The passive vehicle cradle does not have LEDs or indicators. It does not accept DC
power connection. The MX3P can be directly connected to external power through the power jack
located on the mobile device’s endcap. Host communication is available wirelessly while the
mobile device is secured in the passive vehicle cradle.
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ActiveSync
ActiveSync
Introduction
Once a relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect (on a desktop computer),
ActiveSync will synchronize using the wireless link, serial port, USB or the infrared port on the
mobile device.
Note:
ActiveSync does not transmit through the IR port in MX3 vehicle cradles. It will
through the IR port of specific MX3X desktop cradles. Please refer to section titled
“Accessories” for the part identified as the Desktop Cradle for the MX3X.
Requirement:
ActiveSync version 3.7 (or higher) must be resident on the host (desktop/laptop)
computer. ActiveSync is available from the Microsoft website. Follow their
instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync on your desktop
computer.
Using Microsoft ActiveSync version 3.7 or higher, you can synchronize information on your
desktop computer with the mobile device and vice versa. Synchronization compares the data on
your mobile device with your desktop computer and updates both with the most recent data.
For example, you can:
• Back up and restore your device data.
• Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop computer.
• Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization mode. For example,
you can synchronize continually while connected to your desktop computer or only when
you choose the synchronize command.
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use
ActiveSync Options to specify the types of information you want to synchronize. The
synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you select) identical on both
your desktop computer and your device.
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup
Wizard begins and starts the following processes:
• connect your device to your desktop computer,
• set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your device and your
desktop computer, and
• customize your synchronization settings.
Because ActiveSync is already installed on your device, your first synchronization process begins
automatically when you finish setting up your desktop computer in the ActiveSync wizard. For
more information about using ActiveSync on your desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then open
ActiveSync Help.
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Initial Setup
The following instructions relate to the initial setup of ActiveSync. When there is a Connect icon
on the desktop, this section can be bypassed.
The partnerships can only be created using direct serial or USB cable connection. After the
partnerships are established, ActiveSync communication can be initiated using serial, USB, IrDa
and wireless device. See section titled “Connect and Communicate” for cable/port compatibility.
Serial Connection
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Tap the Change button. From the popup
list, choose
Serial 1 @ 57600
Note:
The default is 57600 baud.
This will set up the mobile device to use COM 1. If the device has a dual-serial port endcap, the
Serial 3 @ 57600 can also be selected. Tap OK and ensure the check box for “Allow connection
with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel.
Select Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the
ActiveSync port.
USB Connection
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Tap the Change button. From the popup
list, choose
USB “Client”
This will set up the mobile device to use the USB port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for
“Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT PUT THE MOBILE DEVICE INTO SUSPEND WHILE
CONNECTED VIA USB. The device will be unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes
operation.
The MX3P requires USB connection for ActiveSync. There is no ActiveSync connection through
the passive cradle. Cable connection occurs only on the endcap.
Network
Note:
You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync on
the mobile device. The initial partnership must be done using direct serial / USB cable
connection.
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu
gives a choice of connections, one of which is Network.
Select Start | Settings | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync. From the popup list, choose
Network and then tap the Connect button.
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IrDA Connection
Note:
The ActiveSync connection does true IrDA, not serial over IR, or TCP/IP (Winsock) over
IR, like many infrared connections. Therefore, it is important to use a PC infrared
interface which supports the handshaking needed for ActiveSync. This, unfortunately,
precludes using many brands of laptops, which only use a simple infrared interface, even
though they may call it IrDA.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Tap the Change button. From the popup
list, choose
IR @ 115200
This will set up the mobile device to use the Infrared port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for
“Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel.
Select Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the
ActiveSync port.
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
To synchronize using a wireless LAN card, you must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop
computer and completed the first synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from
your device.
To initiate synchronization from your device, tap Start | Programs | Communication |
ActiveSync to begin the process.
Tap Sync to connect and synchronize. View synchronization status.
Tap Tools to synchronize or change synchronization settings. View connection status.
Tap Stop to stop synchronization.
Tap Start | Help for context-sensitive help.
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Connect and Communicate
Connect the correct** cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select
“Connect” from the Start Menu on the client (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB will start automatically when the USB cable is connected, not requiring you to
select “Connect” from the start menu.
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Cables for initial ActiveSync Configuration:
USB Client to PC/Laptop
USB-Client cable
MX3XA069CBLD9USBCLNT
Serial Client to PC/Laptop
RS-232 9 Pin to 9 Pin
9000A054CBL6D9D9
Explore
From the ActiveSync Dialog on the Desktop PC, tap the Explore button, which allows you to
explore the mobile device from the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from
the mobile device by drag-and-drop. You will not be allowed to delete files or copy files out of the
\Windows folder on the mobile device. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy are
ones marked as system files in the original build of the Windows image. This, however, includes
most of the files in the \Windows folder).
Copy the MX3X LXEbook to the MX3X (Optional)
Note:
The LXEbook user guides do not contain the illustrations and regulatory information
contained in the full user guides on the LXE Manuals CD and on the LXE ServicePass
website. See the full format User Guide”MX3X User’s Guide” on LXE Manuals CD.
Mobile Device
Required Adobe Acrobat Reader Version
MX3X
Windows PDF Viewer (pre-installed by LXE).
First, using your desktop computer download “LXEbook – MX3X Users Guide” from the LXE
Manuals CD to your desktop computer.
Next, connect the mobile device to your desktop computer and run ActiveSync.
When the mobile device and the desktop ActiveSync applications are synchronized, click Explore
on the ActiveSync menu on your desktop to display the contents of the mobile device folders.
Then, open the folder on your desktop computer containing the downloaded LXEbook User’s
Guide. Click and drag the LXEbook User Guide to the My Documents folder on the mobile
device.
When the file copy process is finished, disconnect the mobile device from the synchronization
equipment and close ActiveSync.
To view the LXEbook on the mobile device, select Start / Programs / Adobe Reader / File / Open.
Locate the LXEbook on the mobile device and “open” the file.
See Also: “Install LXEbooks” on the LXE Manuals CD.
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ActiveSync
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync
Use the following information to backup data files from the mobile device to a desktop or laptop
PC using the appropriate cables and Microsoft’s ActiveSync.
Prerequisites
A partnership between the mobile device and ActiveSync has been established. See section
“ActiveSync – Initial Setup”.
Serial Port Transfer
• A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and a mobile device with a serial port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows NT or greater.
• Null modem cable with all control lines connected. LXE recommends using the null
modem cable part number listed in “Accessories”.
Infrared Port Transfer
• A desktop or laptop PC with an infrared port and a mobile device with an infrared port. The
desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 98 SR2 or greater.
USB Transfer
• A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and a mobile device with a USB port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 98 SR2 or greater.
• Use the LXE-specific USB cable as listed in “Accessories”.
Connect
Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect”
from the Start Menu on the mobile device (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB synchronization will start automatically when the cable is connected, not requiring
you to select “Connect” from the Start menu.
Disconnect
Serial Connection
• Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
• Put the mobile device into suspend by tapping the red Suspend button.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
IRDA Connection
• Move the mobile device so the infrared beam is broken.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
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USB Connection
• Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
IMPORTANT – Do not put the mobile device into suspend while connected via USB. The device
will be unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes operation.
Network Connection
• Put the mobile device into suspend by tapping the red Suspend button.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
ActiveSync assigns a partnership between a client and a host computer. A partnership is defined
by two objects – a unique computer name and a random number generated when the partnership is
first created. An ActiveSync partnership between a unique client can be established to two hosts.
When the mobile device is cold booted, the random number is deleted – and the partnership with
the last one of the two hosts is also deleted. The host retains the random numbers and unique
names of all devices having a partnership with it. Two clients cannot have a partnership with the
same host if they have the same name. (Control Panel | System | Device Name)
If the cold booted mobile device tries to reestablish the partnership with the same host PC, a new
random number is generated for the mobile device and ActiveSync will insist the unique name of
the mobile device be changed. If the mobile device is associated with a second host, changing the
name will destroy that partnership as well. This can cause some confusion when re-establishing
partnerships with hosts.
ActiveSync with a Cradle
To ActiveSync, the cradle must be powered off, the ActiveSync cradle cable attached to the
desktop PC and the cradle, then the cradle connected to external AC/DC power.
Note:
ActiveSync transfers files to the MX3X (only) over the RS-232 connector on the cradle
using the MX3X070CBLD9RS232AS cable.
Figure 1-25 ActiveSync Cable Connected to Serial port on Cradle
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Troubleshooting ActiveSync
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot
identify it
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or
other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
If the MX3X is already in a powered docking cradle cabled to a PC, remove and reinsert the
MX3X into the powered cradle.
If the MX3X is connected to a PC by a cable, disconnect the cable from the MX3X and reconnect
it again.
Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial
ActiveSync installation).
See Also: “Cold Boot and Loss of Host Reconnection”.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins
as soon as you connect the cable, before tapping the Connect icon (or
REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a
laptop or other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never
occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host. Check that the correct connection is
selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
The host doesn’t know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines
connected, or an incompatible baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of
ActiveSync. Set the terminal emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as
the connection on the CE device. After double-tapping REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the
word “CLIENT” appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port monitor, you
see the host echo “CLIENT”, followed by “SERVER”. After this point, the data stream becomes
straight (binary) PPP.
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Docking Cradles
Note:
The “MX3 Cradle Reference Guide” contains cradle installation and technical
information.
There are two types of cradles for the MX3X: a desktop cradle for table top
charging/communication applications and a vehicle mount cradle for vehicle mounted
charging/communication applications.
The powered cradles give the MX3X the ability to communicate with a host computer and other
equipment. In addition, using wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters, the cradle transfers power
to the internal charging circuitry of the MX3X and, in turn, the operating system recharges the
main battery.
The MX3X can be either on or in Suspend mode while in the cradle. The MX3X can be inserted
and removed from the cradle with one hand.
Cables are available from LXE for connecting the cradle to a printer, a personal computer or a
barcode printer. Tethered scanners (for RS-232 cradle connection) are also available from LXE.
A passive vehicle cradle is available for the MX3-RFID and MX3P devices. Power and
communication is cabled through the endcaps, only, for these devices.
Status LED
An LED indicator on the front of the standard MX3 cradle shows the status of the cradle. When
the indicator is not illuminated, there is no power applied to the cradle.
Cradle Power
Amber
External power applied to the cradle.
Docked
Green
Power applied to the cradle and charging connection made with
the MX3X.
IR Active
Red
IR communication is active.
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Desktop Cradle
Note:
LXE recommends the correct Desktop Cradle always be used to store / charge /
communicate with the MX3X. The MX3X Desktop Cradle label is located on the bottom
of the device. The MX3X Desktop cradle Product Number is
MX3RA002DESKCRADLE.
Lower the mobile device straight into the cradle, tilt it forward and then let it rest backward in the
cradle. Ensure that the mobile device is properly seated on the charging contacts. The CHGR LED
will illuminate green when the MX3X is correctly seated in the cradle. The CHGR LED will
illuminate red when the MX3X main battery is being charged (in a cradle connected to an external
power source). To remove the MX3X, tilt the MX3X forward and lift it straight up out of the
cradle.
Note:
Do not “slam” or slide the mobile device sideways into the cradle. Damage may result.
The MX3-RFID and MX3P devices do not fit in the MX3 desktop cradle.
Connectors
The Power connector is located on the back of the cradle in the top left hand corner. The cradle
can be powered, if required, by an LXE US AC Adapter or an LXE International AC Adapter.
When powered, the cradle transfers power to the internal charging circuitry of the MX3X allowing
it to recharge the main battery. A powered cradle supports RS-232 and IR communications.
The RS-232 connector is located in the back center of the cradle. When the MX3X is properly
docked, the bi-directional half-duplex transceivers in the MX3X and cradle are aligned through
their IR windows. The half-duplex IR signals from the MX3X are converted to RS-232 signals in
the cradle and available at this connector.
Vehicle Mount Cradle
This cradle is specifically designed for vehicle mount applications. The cradle restrains the MX3X
and isolates the mobile device from shock and vibration. The MX3X is inserted into the cradle by
placing the base of the unit in the pocket and then firmly pressing the unit backwards until the
release mechanisms latch and hold the unit in the cradle. The MX3X is removed from the cradle
by pressing the release mechanisms and pulling the MX3X up and away from the cradle.
Connectors
The Power connector is located on the back of the cradle below and to the left of the RS232 port.
The cradle is powered by either a vehicle’s 12V battery or from an approved accessory for
vehicles with higher voltage (24 to 60 VDC) batteries. When powered, the cradle transfers
external power to the MX3X, which in turn, recharges the main battery. A powered cradle allows
RS-232 and IR communication.
The RS-232 connector is located on the back of the cradle below and to the right of the power
connector. When the MX3X is properly docked, the bi-directional half-duplex transceivers in the
MX3X and cradle are aligned through their IR windows. The half-duplex IR signals from the
MX3X are converted to RS-232 signals in the cradle and available at this connector.
Note:
ActiveSync will transfer files over the RS-232 connector on the vehicle cradle.
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ActiveSync with a Cradle
To ActiveSync, the cradle must be powered off, the ActiveSync cradle cable attached to the
desktop PC and the cradle, then the cradle powered up.
Note:
ActiveSync transfers files to the MX3X over the RS-232 connector on the cradle using the
MX3X070CBLD9RS232AS cable.
Note:
The MX3-RFID and the MX3P use a passive, non-powered cradle (refer to “The Passive
Vehicle Cradle”). ActiveSync connects only through the endcap on these devices.
Tethered Scanner and a Cradle
To use a tethered scanner connected to the RS-232 port on the cradle, the cradle must be powered
off, the ActiveSync cable removed and the cradle powered up. Then, the scanner can be attached
to the cradle’s serial port.
The Passive Vehicle Cradle
The MX3P cannot fit in standard MX3 charging cradles. There is a passive vehicle cradle
available (as well as a RAM bracket installation kit) for the MX3P that secures the mobile device
to the cradle. See “Accessories”.
Mobile device main battery charging and RF communication is not available in the passive vehicle
cradle unless the mobile device is receiving external power through the power jack in the endcap.
The passive vehicle cradle does not have LEDs or indicators. The passive vehicle cradle does not
require an external power source.
The mobile device in the passive cradle requires a power source, either from the main battery or
from power applied via the power jack on the endcap.
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Getting Help
All LXE user guides are now available on one CD and they can also be viewed/downloaded from
the LXE ServicePass website. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the LXE Manuals CD.
You can also check the LXE ServicePass website for the latest manual releases.
You can get help from LXE by calling the telephone numbers listed on the LXE Manuals CD, in
the file titled “Contacting LXE”. This information is also available on the LXE ServicePass
website.
Explanations of terms and acronyms used in this guide are located in the file titled “LXE
Technical Glossary” on the LXE Manuals CD.
Manuals
MX3X User’s Guide
LXEbook – MX3X User’s Guide (download to MX3X)
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus User’s Guide
CE API Programming Guide
RFTerm Reference Guide
Integrated Scanner Reference Guide
Accessories
Note:
Items with a Green letter R in the first column are ROHS-compliant. Please contact your LXE
representative when ordering ROHS-compliant items as the part number may have changed. Items without
the letter R may have received ROHS-compliance after this guide was published.
R
1
Cable, USB Host D9F to USB, 6’ (Endcap only)
MX3XA069CBL09USBCLNT
R
2
Cable, D9F to D9F for ActiveSync only, 6’ (Cradle use only)
MX3XA070CBLD9RS232AS / Cradle MX3RA002DESKCRADLE
R
3
Cable, USB Client D9F to USB, 6’ (Endcap only)
MX3XA071CBLD9USBTYPB
R
Cable, 12 in., D9F / USB Type A Receptacle
MX3XA068CBLD9USBHOST
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Tethered Scanners
Scanner, Powerscan SR, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, Powerscan SR, 12’ Cbl, US
Scanner, Powerscan LR, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, Powerscan LR, 12’ Cbl, US
Scanner, Powerscan XLR, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, Powerscan XLR, 12’ Cbl, US
Scanner, LS3408ER, 9’ Cbl, US See Note
Scanner, LS3408FZ, Fuzzy Logic, 9’ Cbl, US See Note
Holding Accessories
Strap, Hand, Nylon
MX3X Nylon Holster for use with Belt
MX3X Nylon Hip Flip
Adjustable Belt for Hip Flip – Velcro ends
Belt Strap with plastic scanner clip
MX3-RFID Nylon Case with Shoulder Strap 1
MX3X Nylon Case with Shoulder Strap
Scanner Clip Strap (85XX scanners only)
Bracket, Mounting LS300 Scanner, Tethered
Holster, Hood, Nylon, 5300IP Series Scanner, Tethered
*** Voice Recognition and Headsets ***
MX3X Voice Case optional shoulder strap
MX3X Nylon Case, Voice Recognition w/Belt
MX3X to Headset adapter cable, 2.5mm
Single ear and headband, headset with microphone, 5 windscreens
Single ear, dual headband, headset with microphone, 5
windscreens
Dual ear, behind head, headset with microphone, 5 windscreens
Replacement foam block for dual headband
Replacement head yoke for dual headband
Replacement head yoke for single headband
Replacement windscreen for all microphones, 10 pack
Replacement windscreen for all microphones, 50 pack
Replacement foam ear piece cover for single/dual headsets, 10
pack
Replacement foam ear piece cover for single/dual headsets, 50
pack
*** Contact your LXE representative for availability. ***
Miscellaneous
Stylus Kit includes stick-on clip, stylus and tether, 5 pack
MX3X SDK, CD (Windows CE .NET 4.2 only)
Windows CE 5.0 Pro SDK with English Font
Cover Plate, RS-232 Port, MX3/MX3-CE
Touchscreen Protective Film, Monochrome Display
Touchscreen Protective Film, Color Display
Battery Chargers and Battery
Battery Charger/Analyzer, US V1.01
Battery Charger/Analyzer, WW
Battery, Replacement, RFID Device
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8300A326SCNRPWRSR8DA9F
8300A327SCNRPWRSR12DA9F
8310A326SCNRPWRLR8DA9F
8310A327SCNRPWRLR12DA9F
8320A326SCNRPWRXLR8DA9F
8320A327SCNRPWRXLR12DA9F
8520A326SCNRERDA9F
8510A326SCNRFZYDA9F
MX3RA497HANDSTRAP
MX3RA401HOLSTER
9000A408HIPFLIP
9200L67
9200L57
MX3XA411RFIDCASE
9000A409CASE
9000A411SCNRSTRAP
8010A001BRKT
8100A401HLSTRHOOD
9000A410SHOULDERSTRP
MX3XA410VOICECASE
9000A076CBLHEADSET1
HX1A501SNGBHEADSET
HX1A502DUALBHEADSET
HX1A503BTHHEADSET
HX1A504AHSBLOCKFOAM
HX1A505DUALYOKE
HX1A506SINGLEYOKE
HX1A508WINDSCREEN10
HX1A509WINDSCREEN50
HX1A510FOAMEAR10
HX1A511FOAMEAR50
9000A507STYLUS
MX3XA504CENET42SDK
Call LXE
MX3RA351RS232CVR
MX3XA502PROTFILMMONO
MX3XA503PROTFILMCOLR
9000A377CHGR5US
9000A377CHGR5WW
MX3A380RFIDBATT
Accessories designed specifically for the MX3-RFID device are compatible with the MX3P device.
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Battery, Li-Ion
Cradles and Power Supplies
MX3-RFID \ MX3P Passive Mounting Cradle
MX3-RFID \ MX3P RAM Mounting Kit for Passive Cradle
MX3X Desktop Cradle 2
MX3X Vehicle Mount Cradle 2
MX3X Vehicle Mount Cradle, 19.2K baud rate
Power Supply, Vehicle Cradle, 9-30VDC
Power Supply, Vehicle Cradle, 30-80VDC
AC Power Supply, External, US
AC Power Supply, External, AC, International
Power Cord, AC, US
P/S, External, Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Power Adapter, Bare Wire 12 VDC
Power Adapter, 24-72 VDC, Bare Wire (Vehicle)
Power Adapter, 110-240 VAC
MX3P Power Cable, Bare Wire, 12 Ft, 12V, DC Jack
MX3P Power Supply, Bare Wire input, MX3P output
Cables for Cradle and Endcap Serial Ports
Cable, Null Modem, PC, D9F to D9F, 6’
Cable, Null Modem, Printer/PC, D9F to D25F, 6’
Cable, USB D9F to USB Type A Receptacle
Cable, USB D9F to USB Type A Plug
Cable, USB D9F to USB Type B Plug
Cable, D9F to D9F for ActiveSync only, 6’ See Note
MX3XA001RFIDCRADLE
9000A019RAMKIT
MX3RA002DESKCRADLE
MX3RA003VMCRADLE
9000A005VMCRADLE19KB
2381A054CRDLDCPWR30V
2381A055CRDLDCPWR80V
9000A301PSACUS
9000A302PSACWW
9000A066CBLPWRAC
9000A303PSCIGLTADPT
9000A079CBL12ML3
9000A316PS24V72VMX13
1300A303PSACWW
9000A060CBL12V
9000A316PS24V72VMX3P
9000A054CBL6D9D9
9000A053CBL6D9D25
MX3XA068CBLD9USBHOST
MX3XA069CBLD9USBCLNT
MX3XA071CBLD9USBTYPEB
MX3XA070CBLD9RS232AS
Note:
The MX3X Desktop Cradle supports
MX3XA070CBLD9RS232AS cable.
Note:
When using the 8500 Series tethered scanners (LS3408), the tethered scanner Power Mode must
be set to “Reduced Power Mode” to conserve the device’s main battery life. The reduced power
mode setting will not impact performance of the 8500 series scanner. The default mode is
“Continuous On”. Please refer to the tethered scanner manufacturer’s user guide for instruction.
Note:
There may be different SDK kits for Windows CE .NET 4.2 and CE 5.0. Contact your LXE
representative to order an LXE SDK CD.
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MX3A378BATT
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Hardware Configuration
The MX3X and MX3P hardware configuration is shown in the following figure.
Figure 2-1 Hardware
Central Processing Unit
The CPU is an Intel Xscale PXA255 running at 400 MHz.
System Memory
A CF Card FLASH is used for ROM, Flash for Windows operating system and Flash memory for
bundled applications. The Flash is configured as the primary boot device and contains the
Windows operating system image, boot loader, OAL, applications, utilities and device drivers.
Any flash remaining beyond the Windows operating system image is formatted for use as a
persistent memory drive (which appears in My Computer as the folder “System”). Any programs
or data stored in this folder will not be lost if the memory backup battery fails.
The computer has one Type II CF+ slot. The computer supports and auto detects up to 256MB of
Type I compact flash memory.
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Hardware Configuration
Core Logic
The mobile device supports the following I/O components of the core logic:
• One PCMCIA slot (supports Type I or II PCMCIA cards).
• One compact Flash card port (supports Type I and II cards).
• One InfraRed port.
• One Digitizer Input port (see section titled “Touchscreen”).
• Two I/O ports in six configurations (see section titled “Endcaps and COM Ports.”).
Video Subsystem
The display has a 640 pixel (horizontal) by 240 pixel (vertical) format. The display contrast is
adjustable with key sequences. Backlighting is available and can be adjusted with key sequences.
The turn-off timing is configured through the Control Panel. The display controller supports
Windows CE graphics modes. Touchscreen allows mouse functions (pointing and taping on the
display or Signature Capture) using an LXE approved stylus.
There are two types of displays available: transflective greyscale monochrome; and transmissive
color. The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It cannot be used without
the backlight. The transflective monochrome is optimized for outdoor use but may also be used
indoors. The monochrome display has an electroluminescent backlight. The color displays have a
CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is off or suspended. The
transmissive display appears black when the display is off or suspended.
See Section “Display” .
Power Supply
The mobile device uses two batteries for operation.
• An 1900 mAh replaceable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack. The battery pack recharges
while the computer is in a powered cradle or when connected to the optional external
power sources. The main battery can be removed and inserted in the MX3 Multi-Charger
which simultaneously charges up to six battery packs in four hours.
• An internal 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) backup battery. The backup battery is
recharged directly by the main battery when it is in the mobile device. Full charging of the
backup battery may take several hours. The recharging of the backup battery is
automatically controlled by the operating system. The backup battery must be replaced by
qualified service personnel.
See “Power Supply”.
Optional AC adapters are available – external AC power supplies (US and International) and a
cigarette lighter adapter. See “External Power Supply”.
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Audio Interface
An interface is available for headset operation. When a headset is plugged into the audio jack on
the endcap, the main speaker is disabled.
PCMCIA Slots
Use and operation of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA)
device (e.g. PC card) is dependent upon both the type of device installed and the application(s)
running on the computer.
Make sure the proper software is pre-loaded and PC cards are properly configured.
Slot 0 – Network or SRAM Cards
Note:
When removing or installing the network card, protect the internal components and the
network card from electrostatic discharge.
The mobile device has one internal PCMCIA slot that conforms electrically to PCMCIA 2.1
specifications. The PC Slot supplies 0.75 of an amp at 5Volts or 3.3Volts. Battery voltage is
supplied through unused pin 35 to support a WAN client device in the slot.
The PC slot is accessible by the use of a Phillips screwdriver to first loosen the endcap. It accepts
Type I or II cards only. Slot 0 accepts PCMCIA 2.4GHz network cards or SRAM/Flash memory
cards.
Slot 1 – Compact Flash Card
The mobile device has one internal Compact Flash card port that supports Type I and II CF+
cards. The slot is accessible when the endcap has been loosened.
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Power Modes
Power Modes
1 – On
2 – Suspend
3 – Critical Suspend
4 – Off
5 – Power Button or Power Off Timer
expires
6 – Primary Event
7 – Power fail. Also from Suspend (2) or On
(1).
8 – Restoration of power.
9 – Backup battery and main battery dead
10 – Power applied. New main battery
installed or external power applied. Tap
the Power button.
Note: After event 8, the only primary event
(6) which functions is a power button
tap.
Figure 2-2 Power Modes – On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off
Primary Events Listing
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
PC card activity
External power connection
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COM2 activity (prior to July 2006 only)
COM3 activity
USB client connection
Scanner activity
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On Mode
The Display
When the display is On:
• the keyboard, touchscreen and all peripherals function normally
• the display backlight is on until the Backlight timer expires (default is 3 seconds) 15
seconds afterwards, the display turns off.
• when the main battery is hot-swapped, the display is turned Off.
The Mobile Device
After a new mobile device has been received, a charged main battery inserted, and the Power
button tapped, the computer is always On until both batteries are drained completely of power.
When the main battery and backup battery are drained completely, the unit is in the Off mode. The
unit transitions from the Off mode to the On mode when a charged main battery is inserted or
external power is applied. Press the Power button to turn the device on.
User Idle Mode
Note:
When the display backlight is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – a
tethered scanner trigger press or an integrated scanner Scan key press will cause scans.
Communications through the network or serial ports continue.
User Idle timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
The display backlight is turned off when one of the following occurs:
• the user idle timer expires before a wakeup event takes place
• the Power button is tapped which immediately places the unit into Suspend Mode.
Display Backlight Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display |
Backlight tab.
Any of the following primary events will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
When the display backlight wakes up, the User Idle Timer begins the countdown again. When any
of the above events occur prior to the timer expiring, the timer begins the countdown again.
The first display backlight wakeup key press or touch is sent to the operating system or running
application. Once the display is On, the keyboard and touchscreen function normally.
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Power Modes
System Idle Mode
Note:
When the display is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – tethered
scanner trigger press or integrated scanner Scan key press will cause scans.
Communications through the network or serial ports continue.
System Idle timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
The display is turned off when the System Idle timer expires before a wakeup event takes place.
The Power button is tapped which immediately wakes the unit up.
The Status LED blinks green when the Display enters Off mode.
Any of the following primary events will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
When the display wakes up, the System Idle Timer begins the countdown again. When any of the
above events occur prior to the timer expiring, the timer begins the countdown again.
The first display wakeup key press or touch is sent to the operating system or running application.
Once the display is On, the keyboard and touchscreen function normally.
Suspend Mode
The Suspend mode is entered when the device is either inactive for a predetermined period of
time, the user taps the Power button or the user selects Start | Suspend.
Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
Any of the following can be configured to wake the unit and reset both the display and display
backlight timers:
Any key on the keypad
Power button tap
COM1 CTS
COM3 CTS
PC card activity
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
External power connection
USB client connection
When the device wakes up, the User Idle, System Idle and the Suspend timers begin the
countdown again. When any one of the above events occurs prior to the Suspend timer expiring,
the timer starts the countdown again.
The first wakeup key press or touch is not sent to the operating system or running application – the
first keypress or touch is only used to wake up the unit and reset the timers. Once the unit has
transitioned from the Suspend mode to the On mode, the unit, keyboard and touchscreen function
normally.
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Critical Suspend Mode
The purpose of the Critical Suspend mode is to reduce power consumption to a lower level that
still retains the contents of SDRAM. The device enters Critical Suspend Mode only when the main
battery has failed or is removed/hot-swapped. The backup battery is supplying power to the unit
during Critical Suspend Mode.
When hot-swapping (the main battery is removed and replaced), the display turns off, the BATT
M LED begins to flash red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is
removed from the PCMCIA card.
When the device is in the Critical Suspend state (the main battery is in place and the device is
being powered by the backup battery), the display turns off, the BATT M LED begins to flash red,
all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed from the PCMCIA
card. The operating system is saving the state prior to the main battery failing and cannot be used.
If a fully charged main battery is installed before the backup battery is depleted (approximately 5
minutes) the device transitions to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap the Power key.
If the backup battery is depleted before a fully charged main battery is inserted, the device
immediately turns itself Off and all unsaved information is lost. Insert a fully charged main battery
and press the Power button to turn the device On.
Off Mode
The unit is in Off Mode when the main battery and the backup battery are depleted.
Insert a fully charged main battery and press the Power button to turn the device On.
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Physical Controls
Power Button
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” for information relating to the power states of
the mobile device.
The power button is located above the ESC key on the keypad. When a battery is inserted for the
first time, the Power button must be pressed.
Figure 2-3 Location of the Power (PWR) Button
Quickly tapping the Power button places the device immediately in Suspend mode. Quickly
tapping the Power button again, or touching the screen, immediately returns the device from
Suspend.
Restart Sequence
Tap Start | Run, then type warmboot in the textbox and press Enter. If the touchscreen is not
accepting taps or needs recalibration, press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
When the Windows desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power on (or reboot)
sequence is complete. If any changes to the settings had been saved previously, they are restored
on reboot.
Note:
To reset to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 3 “System Configuration”
section titled “Utilities”.
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Endcaps and COM Ports
The computer supports three COM port options. Two external serial ports are dependent on the
end cap chosen. A third serial port is used to support an infrared transciever (barcode reader). An
additional endcap configuration supports serial and USB “slave” input/output at 1.5 MBps.
Standard Range Scanner Port
RS-232 Port (Serial Port)
USB Client / USB Host
Audio Jack
DC Power Jack
MX3P Enclosure
Figure 2-4 Endcap and COM Ports
The COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the mobile device, regardless of the type of
endcap installed. COM 2 can only be accessed when a tethered scanner is connected to the RS-232
port on the cradle, and the MX3X is in the cradle. The cradle does not need to be powered by an
alternate AC or DC power source. Tethered scanners receive power from the mobile device’s main
battery.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port. The
integrated barcode scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. To edit Scanner Com Port
parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner. Change the parameter values and
tap OK to save the changes.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap
when the display is facing you.
Caution – Do Not Use the RS-232
Labelled Endcap Port for Cables with
USB Plugs/Receptacles:
Caution – Do Not Use the USB
Labelled Endcap Ports for Serial
Tethered Scanners:
Figure 2-5 Serial Ports and Cables
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Endcap Combinations
Left Port
Right Port
Serial COM3
Serial COM1
Serial COM3
USB Client
USB Host
Serial COM1
USB Host
USB Client
Scanner*
Serial COM1
Scanner*
USB Client
Rear IR Port is COM2
Barcode scanners, tethered to the serial port on a cradle,
send ASCII data to the MX3X in the cradle through the
COM2 Port.
Figure 2-6 Endcap Combinations
* The MX3P does not have an integrated scanner nor an RFID tag reader and antenna.
COM Port Switching
The COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the computer, regardless of the type of
endcap installed.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap
when the display is facing you.
The process used to enable the MX3X COM1 serial port for use with a tethered scanner is as
follows:
Note:
Use the scanner control panel to setup using both the integrated laser scanner and a
tethered scanner.
To switch active scanner Com ports select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Main tab.
Note:
If there is an integrated laser scanner, COM3 is greyed out – if there is no integrated
laser scanner, Internal is greyed out.
To assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits to Com 1, Com 2 or Com3, select Start |
Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM .. tab.
See Also: Section titled “Tethered Scanners”.
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Integrated Scanner Port
The integrated laser barcode scanner is used to collect barcode data from any nearby compatible
barcode label. Depending on the size of the barcode, size of bars and spacing and quality of the
barcode, the scanner is used to read barcodes between 3” and 30”. The barcode scanner reads
UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 93, I 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar and MSI symbologies.
The integrated laser scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. Scan buttons have no
effect on tethered barcode scanners connected to a serial port on the endcap or to the serial port on
a cradle holding an MX3X. The SCNR LED illuminates during any mobile device integrated
scanner activation.
The mobile device has an SE923 or SE955 scanner engine.
If you need to set up the integrated scanner barcode reading parameters, please refer to the
“Integrated Scanner Programming Guide” and the “MX3” barcode scanner type. The guide
is on the LXE Manuals CD and the LXE ServicePass website.
After scanning the barcodes that change Baud Rate, Parity, or Stop Bits go to Start |
Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM 3, make the same changes, and save the
changes by tapping OK.
Serial Port
RS-232 connection is made through a labelled RS-232 Serial Port if installed. The connector is an
industry-standard RS-232. The connector is a PC/AT standard 9-pin “D” male connector.
Figure 2-7 RS-232 Port
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
or
+5V DC
Description
Carrier Detect
Receive Data – Input
Transmit Data – Output
Data Terminal Ready
Signal/Power Ground
Data Set Ready
Ready To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicator – Input
Figure 2-8 9-Pin RS-232 Pinout
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LXE Connection Cable Technical Specification
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE
recommends the following cable:
Serial cable:
9000A054CBL6D9D9
Pinout:
D9 female
1
2
3
4
5
6, 8
7
9
D9 female
7
3
2
6, 8
5
4
1
no connection
Figure 2-9 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop
connection will not work.
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
RTS
Ready to Send
CTS
Clear to Send
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
DSR
Data Set Ready
Remote Side
The device sending data to and receiving data from the MX3X
through the LXE serial cable connected to the RS-232 ports on
both devices.
LXE Serial Cable
9000A054CBLD9D9
The MX3X serial port supports four types of handshaking via the LXE serial cable: None,
standard Xon/Xoff, standard DTR/DSR, and a form of RTS/CTS.
To use RTS/CTS, the remote side computer must clear the DTR line which sets the MX3X CTS
line and allows the MX3X to send data to the remote side.
And then signals and data travel smoothly between both devices.
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USB Host / Client Port
USB Host / Client connection is made through an optional USB Port if installed. The connector is
an industry-standard 9-pin “D” male connector.
The optional LXE USB cable is required to adapt the connection to a standard USB connector.
Please refer to section titled “Accessories” for the USB part number when ordering.
Caution – Do Not Use the RS-232
Labelled Port for Cables with USB
Plugs/Receptacles:
Caution – Do Not Use the USB
Labelled Endcap Ports for Tethered
Scanners:
Figure 2-10 Endcap Ports
USB Host Cable
Port Label on Endcap
Mobile Device End
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Host Detect
Not Used
D + (Green Wire)
Not Used
Ground (Black Wire)
Not Used
D – (White Wire)
Not Used
Not Used
Goes To
USB Type A Plug End
1
3
4
2
Figure 2-11 USB Type A to Serial Port Cable Pinout
ActiveSync
Connect from USB-C port to USB Type A Host – a laptop/desktop, etc.
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USB Client Cable
Port Label on Endcap
Mobile Device End
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Not Used
Not Used
D + (Green Wire)
Not Used
Ground (Black Wire)
Not Used
D – (White Wire)
Not Used
Power
Goes To
USB Type B Plug End
3
4
2
1
Figure 2-12 USB Type B to Serial Port Cable Pinout
Connect from USB-H serial port to USB Type B Male receptacle on a USB hub, camera, etc.
Tethered Scanners
Do not connect a tethered scanner cable to a mobile device’s USB-C or USB-H labeled endcap
port. These ports cannot power a tethered scanner. Tethered scanners connect to RS232-labeled
ports on the endcap and can connect to the RS232 port on a powered cradle.
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners (connected to a serial port).
Tethered scanners read barcode scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is pressed. The
tethered scanner requires power on pin 9 of the mobile device’s serial port.
To set the MX3X to use a tethered scanner, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner |
COM1 (or 2 or 3).
Tap the “Power on Pin 9 (+5V)” checkbox for the COM port selected. The COM port that accepts
the scanner data can be configured for data rate, parity, stop bits and data bits.
See Also: Section titled “Cradles” when using a tethered scanner with a powered cradle.
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Programmable Scan Buttons
Figure 2-13 Programmable Buttons
There are two buttons, one on each side of the display. The buttons can be programmed to perform
specific functions. The programmable keys have no effect on barcode scanners tethered to the
device. When there is no integrated scanner installed, both buttons default to Enter buttons (with
the exception of IBM 5250 terminal emulation devices – in this case, the left button is labelled and
functions as “Field Exit”).
Note:
The programmable Scan key is the Field Exit key when the MX3X is an IBM 5250 /
TN5250 compatible device. It can also be programmed as the RFID Read key for an
MX3-RFID device.
To edit the button parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Keys. Change
the parameter values and tap OK to save the changes.
The default setting for the right button for the MX3X and the MX3P is Enter. The default setting
for the left button is Scan. When the device does not have an integrated scanner, both buttons
default to Enter keys and the Scan selection is greyed out.
Each button can be setup as:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Disabled – no response when pressed
Scan – initiate a barcode scan sequence (integrated scanner only)
Enter Key
Tab Key
Field Exit (IBM 5250 / TN5250 devices only)
Virtual Key (default values F20 and F21)
RFID Read
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250/TN5250 Only)
The Field Exit key is used to exit an input field. If the field is an Auto Enter field, the
auto transmit function is activated. This key function is present on the IBM
5250/TN5250 specific keypad only.
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED
The SCNR LED, located above the keypad, illuminates during an integrated barcode scanner
function. It is affected by internal scanner algorithms.
• Red – scanning.
• Green – good scan.
• Unlit – laser scanner is inactive.
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners connected to a serial port. Tethered
scanners read barcode scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is pressed. Pressing the
trigger on the tethered scanner has no effect on the mobile device’s Scan buttons.
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The Keypad
The QWERTY keypad is phosphorescent. A phosphorescent keypad does not use a keypad
backlight but glows in dim/dark areas after exposure to a light source.
Figure 2-14 The QWERTY Keypad
The keymaps (keypress sequences) are located in “Appendix A – Key Maps.”
Key Functions
Key
Function
Scan
(Scanner integrated into endcaps only.) The Scan key activates the scanner when a
scanner endcap is installed and the Scan button is pressed. The internal scanner scans
only when the Scan button is pressed. A Scan button press has no effect on externally
attached scanners. See previous section titled “Programmable Buttons.”
When there is no integrated scanner endcap, the Scan keys function as Enter keys.
For IBM 5250 configurations, the left button is the “Field Exit” key.
Enter
The Enter key is used to confirm a forms entry or to transmit information. How it is
used is determined by the application running on the computer.
2nd
The 2nd key is used to activate the 2nd functions of the keypad. Printed on many keys
at the upper left corner are small characters that represent the 2nd function of that key.
Using the 2nd key activates the second key function. Note that the 2nd key only stays
active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use the 2nd function you must press
the 2nd key. To cancel a 2nd function before pressing another key, press the 2nd key
again.
When the 2nd function is active, the 2nd LED illuminates.
Ctrl
The Ctrl key enables the control functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a
regular keyboard’s Control key. Note that the Ctrl key only stays active for one
keystroke. Each time you need to use a Ctrl function, you need to press the Ctrl key
before pressing the desired key.
When the Ctrl function is active, the Ctrl LED illuminates.
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Key
Function
Alt
The Alt key enables the alternate functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a
regular keyboard’s Alt key. Note that the Alt key only stays active for one keystroke.
Each time you need to use an alternate function, you need to press the Alt key before
pressing the desired key.
When the Alt function is active, the Alt LED illuminates.
Shft
The Shft key enables the shifted functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a
regular keyboard’s Shift key. Note that the Shift key only stays active for one
keystroke. Each time you need to use a Shifted function, you need to press the Shft
key before pressing the desired key. When the Shft function is active, the Shft LED
illuminates.
When the Shft key is pressed the next key is determined by the major key legends,
i.e., the alpha keys display lower case letters – when CAPS is On alpha characters are
capitalized. For example, when CAPS is on and the Shft key and the G key are
pressed, a lower case g is displayed.
Spc
The Spc key adds a space to the line of data on the display. This function is similar to
a regular keyboard’s Spacebar. Note that the Spc key only stays active for one
keystroke.
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s CapsLock key. Note that the CapsLock mode stays
active until the CapsLock key sequence is pressed again. Each time you need to use a Caps
function, you need to press the Caps key sequence first. To cancel a CapsLock function press the
Caps key sequence again. When the CapsLock mode is active, the Caps LED illuminates.
The CapsLock key sequence is 2nd + F1.
• No CapsLock AND No Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
• CapsLock OR Shift – result is an uppercase letter.
• CapsLock AND Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus:
•
•
•
•
•
Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
Once you’ve selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
Keypress Sequences
See Appendix A for all key press sequences.
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Custom Key Maps
Custom Key Maps should not be confused with the process the system administrator uses to remap the Scan buttons on either side of the touchscreen display.
See Appendix A “Keymaps”, section titled “Creating Custom Keymaps”.
To activate the Custom keymap, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard icon. Select
the Custom keymap from the keyboard popup menu, and close the control panel with the OK
button. To return to the default keymap, select 0409 from the keymap popup and tap OK.
Note:
Mobile device’s host connection and Custom Key Maps: before connecting to a host
using Remote Desktop Connection, go to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and
select 0409 from the keymap popup. Tap OK.
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LED Functions
Figure 2-15 LED Functions
Across the top of the keypad are LEDs that provide visual cues to current computer operation.
When the LED is not illuminated, the function is inactive.
LED
2
nd
When illuminated ...
The next keypress is a 2nd keypress.
•
•
ALT
The next keypress is an ALT keypress.
•
CTRL
Amber when on and unlit when off.
Uppercase letters are active until the CAPS key sequence is pressed again.
•
SCNR
Amber when on and unlit when off.
The next letter is the uppercase letter on alpha keys and the shifted character on the
numeric keypad keys.
•
CAPS
Amber when on and unlit when off.
The next keypress is a CTRL keypress.
•
SHFT
Amber when on
Blinks amber during configuration key sequence.
Amber when on and unlit when off.
Barcode scanner function, affected by both tethered scanners and the scanner
endcap.
•
•
•
Red – scanning.
Green – good scan.
Unlit – scanner is inactive.
BATT
B
Backup Battery. When illuminated, the backup battery is charging. When unlit, the
backup battery is not charging
STAT
Status Indicator.
•
•
BATT
M
CHGR
Main Battery. When illuminated, main battery capacity is low.
• Red – low battery.
• Blinking Red – power fail.
• Unlit – Main battery is not low OR all charge is depleted in both batteries..
Charger. When on, the mobile device is receiving external power either from the DC
power jack or the MX3X is seated in a powered cradle.
•
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Blinking Green when display Suspend state begins.
Red – Main battery is charging.
Amber – Fault or temporary standby (Contact LXE Customer Support).
Green – battery charge is complete and the mobile device is connected to
external power through the power jack or a powered cradle.
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Display
Display
The touchscreen display is an LCD unit capable of supporting VGA graphics modes. Display size
is 640 x 240 pixels. The display covering is designed to resist stains. The touchscreen allows
signature capture and touch input. A pen stylus is included. The touchscreen responds to an
actuation force (touch) of 4 oz. of pressure (or greater).
There are two types of displays available: transflective greyscale monochrome and transmissive
color. The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It cannot be used without
the backlight. The transflective monochrome is optimized for outdoor use but may also be used
indoors. The monochrome display has an electroluminescent backlight. The color display has a
CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is off. The transmissive
display appears black when the display is off.
The choice between font sizes is made in the Control Panel option Display | Appearance. Font
size selection may be overridden by a user supplied application.
The display is automatically turned off when the System Idle timer or Suspend timer expires.
Display and Display Backlight Timer
When the System Idle timer expires the display is turned off. The default value for the battery
power timer is 15 seconds. The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
When the User Idle timer expires the screen display backlight is turned off. The default value for
the battery power timer is 3 seconds. The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
Both values can be adjusted using the Control Panel option “Display | Backlight” or “Power |
Schemes”. Any of the following will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
When the display wakes up, the timers will begin the countdown again. When any of the above
events occurs prior to the timers expiring, the timers start the countdown again.
Touchscreen
The touchscreen provides a means of inputting information into the device by touching the screen
using the LXE approved stylus (the Passive Pen – see Chapter 1 section titled “Accessories.”)
Touchscreen operation is not affected by Display Backlighting.
Touchscreen operation is affected by the Display mode. If the display is off, a stylus touch on the
display will turn on the display. No touch data is sent to the running application until the next
stylus touch.
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Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture
Note:
These instructions are for components made of glass. If there is a removable protective
film sheet on the display screen, remove the film sheet before cleaning the screen.
Keep fingers and abrasive or sharp objects away from the scan aperture and display. If the glass
becomes soiled or smudged, clean only with a standard household cleaner such as Windex(R)
without vinegar or use Isopropyl Alcohol. Do not use paper towels or harsh-chemical-based
cleaning fluids since they may result in damage to the glass surface. Use a clean, damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not scrub optical surfaces. If possible, clean only those areas which are soiled.
Lint/particulates can be removed with clean, filtered canned air.
Applying the Protective Film to the Display
First, clean the display of fingerprints, lint particles, dust and smudges.
Remove the protective film from it’s container. Remove any protective backing from the film
sheet by lifting the backing from a corner of the film. Discard the backing.
Apply the film to the screen starting at one side and smoothing it across the display. If air bubbles
appear, raise the film slightly and continue smoothing the film across the display until it covers the
glass surface of the display.
If dust, lint or smudges are trapped between the protective film and the glass display, remove the
protective film, clean the display and apply the protective film again.
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Speaker
Speaker
The speaker is located on the front of the mobile device above the Power button.
The Speaker has a loudness of at least 90 dB (2700 Hz) at 10 cm measured from the front of the
unit. The Speaker volume is adjustable via the keypad or the Control Panel or by an application
through the use of an API call. There are 16 distinct volume levels. The minimum volume level is
0 (no sound) with a default setting of maximum non-distorted volume. The volume sticks at
maximum and minimum levels.
The speaker is disabled when a headset is plugged into the Audio Jack on the endcap.
Speaker volume is enabled and adjusted using the Control Panel “Volume & Sounds” option.
After the speaker has been enabled using the Control Panel option, speaker volume is adjusted
using the 2nd + <F8> key sequence, if desired.
Operational “beeps” are emitted from the speaker.
Infrared (IR) Port
Figure 2-16 Infrared Port – COM2 Port
At the back of the mobile device is an Infrared (IR) Data Port. The IR Port is designed to provide a
data link between the mobile device and a similarly equipped piece of equipment such as a printer.
The IR port is the mobile device’s COM 2 port and is a bi-directional half-duplex communication
port. It supports baud rates up to 115k, SIR (Slow IR). It will support serial port emulation, as well
as IrDA and Winsock over IR protocols. It also supports ActiveSync.
The IR operating envelope has a distance range of 2 cm (.79 inches) to 1 meter (3.2 feet) with a
viewing angle of 30 degrees.
The mobile device uses IrDA protocol to send data in both directions, but not simultaneously.
When sending data through the IR port, make sure the IR port on the first mobile device and the
IR port on the second mobile device are in close proximity to each other. IrDA is not required and
not used by terminal emulation programs.
When the MX3X is docked in a cradle, the Status LED on the cradle is red when data is being
transmitted through the IR port.
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Power Supply
Note:
LXE recommends that the correct MX3 Multicharger Plus always be used to charge the
mobile device’s main battery. The Multicharger plus label is located on the back of the
device and the charger must have been upgraded to V1.01 to charge the mobile device’s
main battery pack to 100%. Please contact your LXE representative for further
information about theV1.01 upgrade kit, if needed.
Note:
LXE recommends the correct Desktop Cradle always be used to store / charge /
communicate with the MX3X. The MX3X Desktop Cradle label is located on the bottom
of
the
device.
The
MX3X
Desktop
cradle
Product
Number
is
MX3RA002DESKCRADLE.
The mobile device is designed to work with a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack from LXE.
The mobile device receives continuous power from two batteries. There is a Lithium-Ion main
battery that can be recharged separately by an LXE approved battery charging unit. The main
battery is recharged, if required, while installed in a powered cradle or when the mobile device is
connected to external power using the power jack. There is a 50 mAh Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
backup battery inside the mobile device that is recharged only by the main battery.
Figure 2-17 Main Battery
Note:
New batteries must be charged prior to use. This process takes up to four hours in an
LXE Multi-Charger and eight hours when the mobile device is connected to external
power through it’s power jack.
Check Battery Status
Tap the Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power icon. Main and backup battery level, status and
Power Scheme timeout setting options are displayed.
Handling Batteries Safely
•
•
•
•
Never dispose of a battery in a fire. This may cause an explosion.
Do not replace individual cells in a battery pack.
Do not attempt to pry open the battery pack shell.
Be careful when handling any battery. If a battery is broken or shows signs of leakage do
not attempt to charge it. Dispose of it using proper procedures.
Caution
Nickel-based cells contain a chemical solution which burns skin, eyes, etc. Leakage from cells
is the only possible way for such exposure to occur. In this event, rinse the affected area
thoroughly with water. If the solution contacts the eyes, get immediate medical attention.
Caution
NiCd and Li-Ion batteries are capable of delivering high currents when accidentally shorted.
Accidental shorting can occur when contact is made with jewelry, metal surfaces, conductive
tools, etc., making the objects very hot. Never place a battery in a pocket or case with keys,
coins, or other metal objects.
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Li-Ion Battery
When disposing of the main battery, the following precautions should be observed:
The battery should be disposed of promptly. The battery should not be disassembled or crushed.
The battery should not be heated above 212°F (100°C) or incinerated.
Main Battery
The main battery has a rugged plastic enclosure that is designed to withstand the ordinary rigors of
an industrial environment. Exercise care when transporting the battery pack making sure it does
not come in contact with excessive heat or any power source other than the LXE Multi-Charger or
the mobile device battery well.
When the main battery is properly installed in the unit it provides up to eight hours of operation
depending upon operation and accessories installed. The battery pack is resistant to impact damage
and falls of up to four feet to a concrete surface.
Under normal conditions it should last approximately eight hours before requiring a recharge. The
more you use the scanner, the wireless client, or the backlight at it’s brightest setting, the shorter
the time required between battery recharges.
Battery Hot-Swapping
When the main battery power level is low, the mobile device will signal the user with a warning
dialog box on the display and the BATT M LED illuminates red. The Batt-M LED is illuminated
until the main battery is replaced, the battery completely depletes, external power is applied to the
mobile device using the power jack, or the MX3X is placed in a powered cradle.
You can replace the main battery by simply removing the discharged battery and installing a fully
charged battery within a five minute time limit (or before the backup battery depletes).
When the main battery is removed, the mobile device automatically transitions to the Critical
Suspend state. During Critical Suspend, the mobile device’s backup battery will continue to power
the unit for at least five minutes. Though data is retained, the mobile device cannot be used until a
fully charged main battery is installed. After installing the fully charged battery, the mobile device
automatically transitions to the Suspend state. To resume from the Suspend state, tap the Power
button. Full operational recovery from Suspend can take several seconds while the wireless device
is reestablishing a network link.
If the backup battery depletes before a fully charged main battery can be inserted, the mobile
device will turn OFF and the Power key must be used after the main battery is installed.
All configuration data is saved to flash memory before the computer powers off.
Low Battery Warning
It is recommended that the main battery be removed and replaced when it’s energy depletes. When
the Low Battery Warning appears do an orderly shut down of the mobile device, minimizing the
operation of any optional equipment and insuring any information is saved that should be saved.
When the mobile device is in an ON state, a low battery warning dialog box appears on the display
and the Batt-M LED illuminates red.
An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters) transfers power
to the mobile device internal charging circuitry which, in turn, recharges the main battery and
backup battery.
Note:
Once you receive the Low Battery Warning, you have approximately 5 minutes to
perform an orderly shutdown and replace the main battery before the unit powers off.
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The Low Battery Warning will transition to Critical Suspend before the computer powers
off.
Critical Suspend State
The Critical Suspend state or mode can only be entered because of a main battery Power failure. A
main battery Power failure can occur because the battery’s energy has been depleted or the battery
has been removed.
When the mobile device is in the Critical Suspend state the main battery LED illuminates, the
System LED blinks red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is
removed from the PCMCIA card(s). The operating system is saving the state prior to the backup
battery failing and cannot be used.
If a new fully charged main battery is installed before the backup battery fully depletes the
operating system will transition to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap the Power key.
Backup Battery
The mobile device has a backup battery that is designed to provide limited-duration electrical
power in the event of main battery failure. The backup battery is a 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium
(NiCd) battery that is factory installed in the unit. The need for recharging of the backup battery is
automatically detected and controlled by the operating system. The energy needed to charge the
backup battery comes from the main battery.
It takes several hours of operation before the backup battery is capable of supporting the operation
of the computer. The duration of backup battery life is dependent upon operation of the mobile
device, it’s features and any operating applications.
The backup battery is replaced by LXE.
Note:
An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters)
transfers power to the mobile device’s internal charging circuitry which, in turn,
recharges the main battery and backup battery.
Backup Battery Maintenance
Note:
Make sure there is a fully charged main battery in the mobile device before running the
backup battery Discharge Utility. The backup battery can be discharged and charged
while the mobile device is receiving external power through the Power Jack or from a
powered MX3X cradle.
The NiCd backup battery should be discharged completely once or twice a year. The main battery
will fully charge the backup battery. This process will allow longer life for the backup battery.
The backup battery is discharged by selecting Start | Settings | Control Panel | Battery and
tapping the “Discharge” button. The discharge utility shows the progress of the discharging. At
this time, the program can be exited while continuing the discharge process. Normal use of the
mobile device can resume during the discharge, with the exception of Hot-Swapping the main
battery. When the backup battery is fully discharged, the mobile device will automatically stop the
discharge process and begin to recharge the backup battery.
DO NOT REMOVE THE MAIN BATTERY from the mobile device until the backup battery is
completely discharged – in approximately 1 hour and recharged in approximately 2.5 hours.
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Battery Chargers
Note:
LXE recommends that the correct MX3 Multicharger Plus always be used to charge the
main battery. The Multicharger plus label is located on the back of the device and the
charger must have been upgraded to V1.01. Please contact your LXE representative for
further information about the V1.01 upgrade kit, if needed.
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus
Figure 2-18 MX3 Multi-Charger Plus
The main battery can be charged in the MX3 Multi-Charger Plus. The main battery charges the
backup battery using the mobile device’s internal charging circuitry.
Figure 2-19 Insert Main Battery in Charge Pocket
Lower the battery pack straight into the battery charger pocket and push it down firmly until the
retaining clip catches on the retaining pins.
Do not “slam” the battery into the charging cup or slide it in sideways.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the main battery or the charger.
Please refer to the specific battery charger user’s guide for technical information and
operating instructions.
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Important Battery Charger Version Information
Battery Chargers Affected
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus
9000A377CHGR5
Use LXE V1.01 Upgrade Kit
MX3 Multi-Charger
MX3A378CHGR6
(Not Available After 7-2003)
Use LXE V1.20 Upgrade Kit
The MX3X main battery will be incompatible with MX3 Battery Chargers that have not been
upgraded to V1.20 or V1.01. To successfully charge the mobile device Battery Pack, pre-existing
MX3 Battery Chargers must be returned to LXE for a software upgrade.
Using a Multi-Charger Plus Battery Charger with the Mobile Device’s Battery Pack
The mobile device device is designed to achieve 8+ hours of continuous operation.
If the battery pack is inserted into a MX3 Multi-Charger Plus (without the V1.01 upgrade) bay, the
battery may not become fully charged in the charger’s 4 hour time limit and a red LED illuminates
after 4 hours have elapsed indicating a Battery Problem.
Remove and reinsert the battery pack into the same charging bay. This will reset the timer and
allow the charger to complete the charge cycle for the mobile device’s main battery in
approximately 2 hours..
LXE does not supply an external timing
device with the Multi-Charger Plus.
Battery Label Location
The mobile device battery pack has a silver label (as opposed to the white labels on LXE’s MX3
and MX3-CE battery packs).
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External Power Supply (Optional)
The DC power jack is located on the endcap. The main battery is trickle-charged using external
power supplies.
The cradle power jack is located on the back of the cradle.The mobile device (and the Desktop
Cradle) connect to any of the following power supplies through the DC Power Jack.
Figure 2-20 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Figure 2-21 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
Note:
When the mobile device is receiving power through a cradle connected to external power,
the cradle’s Status LED and the device’s CHGR LED are illuminated.
Note:
The MX3P receives AC/DC power through the endcap power jack only. The passive
vehicle cradle designed for these devices does not have power or communication
capability. See “Accessories” for the MX3P passive vehicle cradle part number and
description. The MX3P uses MX3P-specific cables.
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Chapter 3 System Configuration
Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup and configuration of the mobile device. Many of
the setup and configuration settings are dependent upon the optional features such as installed
hardware and software. The examples found in this chapter are to be used as examples only, the
configuration of your specific mobile device computer may vary. The following sections provide a
general reference for the configuration of the mobile device and some of it’s optional features.
Your MX3X operating system may be Windows CE .NET 4.2 or Windows CE 5.0. The MX3X
operating system is displayed on the Desktop as Windows CE .NET or Windows CE. This is the
factory default value for the Desktop Display Background.
This chapter presents information and procedures that are common to both CE versions unless
otherwise noted.
Windows Operating System
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE
.NET 4.2 or Windows CE 5.0 user’s guides or the Windows CE .NET on-line Help
application installed in the mobile device.
This chapter’s contents assumes the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows
options and capabilities loaded on most Windows XP or 2000 (or later) desktop computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities that
are unique to the MX3X and it’s Windows CE environment.
2.4 GHz Network Configuration
All 2.4GHz network configuration is included in Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration”.
Installed Software
Note:
Some standard Windows options require an external modem connection. Modems are not
available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
When you order a mobile device you receive the software files required by the separate programs
needed for operation and wireless communication. The files are loaded by LXE and stored in
folders in the mobile device. This section lists the contents of the folders and the general function
of the files. Files installed in the mobile device are specific to the intended function of the mobile
device.
Files installed in each mobile device configured for a wireless network environment contain
wireless client specific drivers – the drivers for each type of client are specific to the manufacturer
(e.g. Cisco, Symbol, Summit) for the clients installed in the RF environment and are not
interchangeable.
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Software Load
The software loaded on the mobile computer consists of Windows CE .NET 4.2 or Windows CE
5.0 OS, hardware-specific OEM Adaptation Layer, device drivers, Internet Explorer 6.0 for
Windows CE browser and utilities. The software supported is summarized below:
Operating System
• Full Operating System License: Includes all operating system components, including
Windows CE 5.0 or CE .NET 4.2 kernel, file system, communications, connectivity (for
remote APIs), device drivers, events and messaging, graphics, keyboard and touchscreen
input, window management, and common controls.
Network and Device Drivers
Wavelink Avalanche (Option)
LXE AppLock (Option)
Java (Option)
• Java executables and browser components are handled by the Java option (when installed).
Terminal Emulation (Option)
• RFTerm (VT220, TN5250, TN3270). Runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot
(if installed).
LXE API Routines (see “Accessories” for the LXE SDK Kit part number)
Note:
Please contact your LXE representative for software updates and CAB files as they are
released by LXE.
Software Applications
The following applications are included:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
WordPad (was PocketWord in previous versions of Windows CE)
Pocket Inbox
Word Viewer
Excel Viewer
PDF Viewer
Image Viewer
Scanner Wedge (LXE developed)
ActiveSync
Transcriber
Media Player
Internet Explorer
Note that the viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
Optional
JAVA (Option)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the
EVM icon to open the EVM Console. A folder of JAVA examples and Plug-ins is also installed
with the JAVA option. LXE does not support all JAVA applications running on the mobile device.
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LXE RFTerm (Option)
Installed by LXE. The application can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | RFTerm. Please
refer to “Terminal Emulation Setup” earlier in this guide for RFTerm quick start instruction. Refer
to the “RFTerm Reference Guide” on the LXE Manuals CD for complete information and
instruction. WAV files added by the user should be stored in System\LXE\RFTerm\Sounds.
AppLock (Option)
Installed by LXE. Applications are setup by the Administrator by tapping Start | Settings |
Control Panel | Administration. Configuration parameters are specified by the AppLock
Administrator for the mobile device end-user. AppLock is password protected by the
Administrator. End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications.
The end user can still reboot the mobile device and respond to dialog boxes.
See Chapter 6 “AppLock” for instruction.
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Option)
The following features are supported by the Wavelink Avalanche Enabler when used in
conjunction with the Avalanche Manager.
After configuration, Enabler files are installed upon initial bootup and after a hard reset. Network
parameter configuration is supported for:
• IP address: DHCP or static IP
• RF network SSID
• DNS hosts (primary, secondary, tertiary)
• Subnet mask
• Enabler update
Related Manual: “Using Wavelink Avalanche on LXE Windows Computers”.
The MX3X has the Avalanche Enabler installation files loaded, but not installed, on the mobile
device when it is shipped from LXE. The installation files are located in the System folder on CE
devices. The installation application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used.
After the installation application is manually run, a reboot is necessary for the Enabler to begin
normal performance. Following this reboot, the Enabler will by default be an auto-launch
application. This behavior can be modified by accessing the Avalanche Update Settings panel
through the Enabler Interface. The designation of the mobile device to the Avalanche CE Manager
is LXE_MX3X.
LXE CE devices manufactured before October 2006 must have their drivers and system files
upgraded before they can use the Avalanche Enabler functions. Please contact an LXE
representative for details on upgrading the mobile device baseline.
If the user is NOT using Wavelink Avalanche to manage their mobile device, the Enabler
should not be installed on the mobile device(s).
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Desktop
Desktop
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE .NET
4.2 or Windows CE 5.0 user’s guides or the Windows on-line Help application
installed in the mobile device.
The Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running Windows 2000 or XP. At a
minimum, it has the following icons that can be tapped with the stylus to access My Computer,
Internet Explorer, and the Recycle Bin.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Tapping the Start Button causes the Start Menu to
pop up. It contains the standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents,
Settings, Help, and Run.
The Start Menu Shutdown option found on most desktop PC’s has been replaced with a single
command: “Suspend” because the mobile device is always powered On (when a fully charged
main battery and backup battery are present).
Tap the Suspend button to turn the screen off or tap the red Power button to turn the screen off and
place the device into Suspend mode.
Tap the screen once more or tap the Power button to “wake” the unit up.
Desktop Icon
Function
My Computer (CE .NET 4.2)
My Device (CE 5.0)
Access files and programs.
Recycle Bin
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Internet Explorer
Connect to the Internet/intranet (requires network card
and Internet Service Provider – ISP enrollment is not
available from LXE).
Wireless Client Setup Icon
Used for configuring wireless client for network
security settings. Note that only one client can be used
at a time, e.g. if the Summit Client icon is present, the
Cisco Client icon is not present.
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications.
Start
Access programs, select from the Favorites listing,
documents last worked on, change/view settings for the
control panel or taskbar, on-line help, run programs or
place the unit into Suspend mode.
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My Computer Folders (CE .NET 4.2)
Folder
System
Network
Storage Card
Windows
Program Files
Application Data
My Documents
Temp
Preserved upon
Reboot?
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Description
Internal ATA Card
Mounted network drive
ATA Card in Compact Flash Slot 1
Operating System in ROM
Applications
Data saved by running applications
Storage for downloaded files / applications
Location for temporary files
Folders Copied at Startup
The following folders are copied on startup:
System\Desktop
System\Favorites
System\Fonts
System\Help
System\Programs
-> Windows\Desktop
-> Windows\Favorites
-> Windows\Fonts
-> Windows\Help
-> Windows\Programs
This function copies only the directory contents, no sub-folders.
The following folders are *NOT* copied on startup:
Windows\AppMgr
Windows\Recent
Windows\Startup
because copying these has no effect on the system, or an incorrect effect.
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System\Startup. Windows\Startup is parsed
too early in the boot process so it has no effect.
Executables in System\Startup must be the actual executable, not a shortcut, because shortcuts are
not parsed by Launch.
My Device Folders (CE 5.0)
Folder
Application Data
My Documents
Network
Program Files
System
Temp
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Data saved by running applications
Storage for downoaded files / applications
Mounted network drive
Applications
Internal SD Flash Card (CAB file storage)
Location for temporary files
Operating System in Secure Storage
Preserved upon
Reboot?
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
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Start Menu Program Options
The following options represent the factory default program installation. Your Program options
may be different based on the software and hardware options purchased. Note that there can be
only one wireless client installed at a time. The client driver configuration utility chosen is based
on the type of installed wireless client card (Cisco, Summit, Symbol).
Access:
Start | Programs
Cisco
Set Cisco client / network parameters
(See Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for instruction.)
Communication
Stores Network communication options
ActiveSync
Transfer files between a mobile device and a desktop
computer
Connect
Run this command after setting up a connection
Start/Stop FTP Server
Begin/end connection to FTP server
Diagnostics (optional)
Diagnostic tests for the Mobile Device
Registry Editor
Edit the mobile device registry ( c a r e f u l l y )
Test Utility
Select a test to run e.g. Display, keyboard, audio.
Microsoft File Viewers
View downloaded files (see Note)
Excel Viewer
View Excel documents
Image Viewer
View BMP, JPEG and PNG images
PDF Viewer
View Adobe Acrobat documents
Word Viewer
View Word and RTF files
Symbol
Tap the Network icon in the toolbar to set up the Symbol client
(See Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for instruction.)
Summit
Tap the Network icon in the toolbar to set up the Summit client
network (See Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for
instruction.)
Command Prompt
The command line interface in a separate window
Inbox
Microsoft Outlook mail inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access web pages on the world wide internet
Java
Option
LXE RFTerm
Option. Terminal emulation application. RFTerm automatically
opens as soon as a reboot is completed.
Media Player
Music management program
Microsoft WordPad
Opens an ASCII notepad
Remote Desktop Connection
Log on to a Windows Terminal Server
Transcriber
Handwriting recognition program using an integrated dictionary
Wavelink Avalanche
Option. Remote management for networked devices.
Windows Explorer
File management program
Note:
The Microsoft File Viewers cannot display files that have been password protected or
encrypted.
• If installed, RFTerm runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
• If installed and enabled, AppLock runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
• The RF client runs automatically during each reboot.
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Communication
Access:
Note:
Start | Programs | Communication
Some communication menu options require an external modem connection to the mobile
device. Modems are not available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
ActiveSync
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Programs | Communication | Connect will start to
connect to a host. After this connection is made and an ActiveSync relationship established, the
ActiveSync menu item can be used to establish the connection over the network link.
See Chapter 1 “Introduction” section titled “ActiveSync”.
Connect
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Programs | Communication | Connect will start to
connect to a host. Connect is used to initiate a cabled connection to a host. Several pre-defined
connect setups are included in the factory setup:
• COM1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• Infrared connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• COM3 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• USB direct connect
The default connect setup is USB direct connect.
Select "Make New Connection" and follow the instructions on the screen to create a connection
while following the directions in the section titled "Backup Data Files using ActiveSync" later in
this chapter.
See Also: Chapter 1 “Introduction”, section titled “ActiveSync”, subsection titled “Cold Boot and
Loss of Host Re-connection”
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to
Off (for security) unless it is explicitly turned on from the menu.
Start | Programs | Communication | Start FTP Server
Start | Programs | Communication | Stop FTP Server
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Command Prompt
Access:
Start | Programs | Command Prompt
Figure 3-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen
Type help at the command prompt for a list of available commands.
Exit the Command Prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or select File | Close.
Inbox
Access:
Start | Programs | Inbox
This option requires a connection to a mail server. There are a few changes in the CE version of
Inbox as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Outlook Inbox options. Tap the
"?" button to access Inbox Help. ActiveSync can be used to transfer messages between the mobile
device inbox and a desktop inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Internet Explorer
This option requires a network card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in
the CE version of Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet
Explorer options. Tap the "?" button to access Internet Explorer Help.
Media Player
Access:
Start | Programs | Media Player
There are few changes in the CE version of Media Player as it relates to the general desktop
Windows PC Microsoft Media Player options. Tap the "?" button to access Media Player Help.
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Remote Desktop Connection
Access:
Start | Programs | Remote Desktop Connection
There are few changes in the CE version of Remote Desktop Connection as it relates to the general
desktop Windows PC Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection options.
Select a computer from the drop down list and tap the Connect button.
Tap the Options >> button to access the General, Display, Local Resources, Programs and
Experience tabs. Tap the "?" button to access Remote Desktop Connection Help.
Note:
Custom Key Maps: before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop Connection, go to
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and select 0409 from the keymap popup. Tap
OK.
Transcriber
Access:
Start | Programs | Transcriber
Select Transcriber on the Start | Programs menu. To make changes to the Transcriber
application, enable or disable the current Transcriber session, etc., tap the “hand with a pen” icon
in the toolbar. Tap the “?” button or the Help button to access Transcriber Help.
Windows Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the CE version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general
desktop PC Windows Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access Windows Explorer Help.
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Start Menu Program Options
Taskbar
Access:
Start | Settings | Taskbar and Start Menu
The Taskbar can also be accessed by tapping on the taskbar and holding the stylus on the taskbar.
Choose Properties from the popup menu.
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
There are a few changes in the CE version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC
Windows Taskbar options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button
appear.
Taskbar Properties
Taskbar Options
Advanced
Always on top
Auto hide
Show Clock
Figure 3-2 Taskbar Properties
Advanced Tab
Expand Control Panel
Tap the checkbox to have the Control Panel folders appear in drop down menu format from the
Settings | Control Panel menu option. When it is unchecked, the Control Panel Properties screen is
displayed.
Clear Contents of Document Folder
Tap the Clear button to remove the contents of the “Recently Opened” Document folder.
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Settings | Control Panel Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel
or My Computer icon | Control Panel (CE 4.2)
or My Device icon | Control Panel (CE 5.0)
Getting Help
Please tap the “?” box to get Help when changing Settings options.
Option
Function
About
Displays software, hardware, versions and network IP. No user
intervention allowed.
Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, audio, display or mouse function for
users with hearing or viewing difficulties.
Administration
LXE AppLock Administration utility. See Chapter 6 for instruction.
Aironet Client Utility
Set the parameters for a Cisco client. (See Chapter 5, “Wireless Network
Configuration” for instruction.)
Battery
View voltage and status of the main and backup batteries. Battery charge
and discharge is performed using this option.
Bluetooth Device
Set the parameters for a Bluetooth radio. Not available in this release.
Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings. Use Sync button to
synchronize mobile device date and time with an internet time server.
Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (modems are not
supplied/supported by LXE).
Display
Set background graphic and color scheme. Set backlight properties and
timers.
Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Internet Options
CE .NET 4.2 - Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options
for Internet connectivity.
CE 5.0 – Set General, Connection, Security, Privacy, Advanced and
Popups options for Internet connectivity.
Keyboard
Select a Key Map (or font). Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Mixer
Adjust the input and output parameters – volume, sidetone, and record
gain, for headphone, software and microphone.
Mouse
Set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
Network and Dial Up
Options
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Owner
Set the mobile device owner details (name, phone, etc). Enter notes.
Enable / disable Owner display parameters. Enter Network ID for the
device – user name, password, domain.
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Option
Function
Password
Set access password properties for signon and/or screen saver.
PC Connection
Control the connection between the mobile device and a local desktop or
laptop computer.
PCMCIA
Network card in Slot 0, Internal ATA in Slot 2.
Power
Set Power scheme properties. Review device status and properties.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on country
region and language settings.
Remove Programs
Select to remove specific user installed programs in their entirety. Note:
Programs listed in this location are deleted upon warm and cold boot
processes.
Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner
port, and scan key settings. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data
bits for available COM ports.
See section titled “Determine Your Scanner Software Version”.
Storage Manager
Manage storage devices, create partitions.
Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage
and Program memory settings. Enter device name and description.
Review copyright notices.
Terminal Server
Client Licenses
(CE 5.0 only) Select a server client license from a drop down list (Not
available at this release).
Volume and Sounds
Enable/disable volume and sounds. Set volume parameters and assign
sound wav files to CE events.
Note:
Change the font displayed on the screen by choosing Start | Settings | Control Panel |
Keyboard and then the Key map dropdown list.
About
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | About
Displays hardware and software details.
Tab Title
Contents
Software
GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version, Compile
Version, FPGA Version and Language. Language indicates any pre-installed
Asian fonts.
Hardware
CPU Type, Codec Type, FPGA Version, Scanner type, Display, Flash memory,
and DRAM memory
Versions
LXE Utilities, LXE Drivers, LXE Image, LXE API, .NET Compact Framework
version, and Internet Explorer.
Network IP
Current network connection IP and MAC address.
User application version information can be shown in the Version window. Version window
information is taken from the registry.
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Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “Utilities”). LXE recommends
caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
The registry settings for the Version window are under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \
LXE \ Version in the registry.
Create a new string value under this key. The string name should be the Application name to
appear in the Version window. The data for the value should be the version number to appear in
the Version window.
Language and Fonts
The Software tab displays any fonts built into the OS image.
The fonts built into the OS image are noted in the Language section of this tab:
•
English only – No additional fonts are built into the OS
•
Japanese
•
Simplified Chinese
•
Traditional Chinese
•
Korean
The above listed Asian fonts are ordered separately and built-in to the OS image. Built-in fonts are
added to registry entries and are available immediately upon startup. Thai, Hebrew, Arabic and
Cyrillic Russian fonts are available in the (English only) default (extended) fonts.
When an Asian font is copied into the fonts folder on the /System folder; the font works for Asian
web pages, the font works with RFTerm, the font does not work for Asian options in Regional
Settings control panel, the font does not work for naming desktop icons with Asian names, the
font does not work for third-party .NET applications, the font does not work for some third-party
MFC applications.
Identifying Software Versions
The “Versions” tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all
installed software installed on the mobile device is included in this list and the list varies
depending on the applications loaded on the MX3X. The LXE Image line displays the revision of
the system software installed. Please refer to the last three digits to determine the revision level.
MAC Address
The “Network IP” tab displays the MAC address of the network card.
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Accessibility
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sound
function. There are a few changes from general desktop Accessibility options. Adjust the settings
and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
The following exceptions are due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows CE operating system:
• If the ToggleKeys option is selected, please note that the ScrollLock key does not produce
a sound as the CapsLock and NumLock keys do.
• If the SoundSentry option is selected, please note that ScrollLock does not produce a visual
warning as the CapsLock and NumLock keys do.
Administration – for AppLock
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration
Use this option to set parameters for computers intended to be used as dedicated, single or
multiple application devices. In other words, only the application or feature specified in the
AppLock configuration by the Administrator are available to the user.
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to start up in Administration mode with no
default password, and when the device is started for the first time, the user has full access to the
mobile device and no password prompt is displayed. After the Administrator specifies an
application or applications to lock, assigns a password and the device is rebooted (or the hotkey is
pressed), the mobile device is then in end-user mode.
AppLock also contains a component which sets configuration parameters as specified by the
Administrator.
See Chapter 6 “AppLock” for further information and instruction.
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Battery
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Battery
View the status of the Main and Backup batteries.
Battery
Battery
Voltage:
Main:
Status:
12.121 V (raw=3485)
Backup:
5.099 V (raw=2167)
Jacked
Charge
Discharge
Figure 3-3 Battery
The Battery tab shows the status and the percentage of power left in the main battery. It also
shows the status of the backup battery. The listed values cannot be changed by the user.
LXE recommends Discharging and Recharging the backup battery twice a year. Use the Charge or
Discharge buttons to charge and discharge the backup battery:
To Charge
Tap the Charge button. The Discharge button text changes to “Off”. When the
backup battery is charging, tap the Off button to stop the Charge process.
To Discharge
Tap the Discharge button. The Charge button text changes to “Off”. When the
backup battery is discharging, tap the Off button to stop the Discharge process.
The Main Battery is charged only when an AC adapter is connected via the endcap, the MX3X is
docked in a powered cradle or when the Main Battery is removed from the MX3X and placed in
the MX3 Multi-charger.
Bluetooth Manager
Note:
May or may not be available in every MX3X version.
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth Device Properties
Set the parameters for a Bluetooth radio. Bluetooth Manager, Bluetooth service or options are not
available for all MX3X devices or in all MX3X software releases.
Factory Default Settings
All Found Devices
Untrusted
Tap the Scan Device button to locate Bluetooth devices in your wireless area. Tap the “?” button
and follow the instructions in the Help file to authenticate Bluetooth devices in your area.
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Certificates
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Lists the Stored certificates trusted by the mobile device user. These values may change based on
the type of network security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
See Chapter 5 “Wireless Network Security” section titled “Certificates” for instruction.
Lists the Stored certificates trusted by the MX3X user. These values may change based on the type
of network security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
Tap the Import button to import a digital certificate file.
Tap the View button to view a highlighted digital certificate.
Tap the Remove button to remove a highlighted certificate file.
Tap the “?” button and follow the instructions in the Help file when working with trusted
authorities and digital certificates.
See Also: Chapter 5 “Wireless Network Configuration” for instruction.
It is important that all dates are correct on the mobile device when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
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Date/Time
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Date/Time Icon
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and assign a Daylight Savings location after a warm boot or a cold
boot or at anytime.
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Midnight
Time Zone
GMT-05:00
Daylight Savings Disabled
Note:
(CE .NET 4.2 only) Date and time is reset to the factory default value each time the
mobile device is cold booted.
Figure 3-4 Date/Time Properties
There is very little functional change from general desktop PC Date/Time Properties options.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box or the Apply button to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately. Double-tapping the time displayed in the Taskbar causes this display to
appear.
Sync requires Internet connection. When an Internet connection is available, tap the Sync button
to synchronize the mobile device operating system time with an Internet time server.
The MX3X includes a GrabTime utility which can be configured to synchronize the time at each
boot up. Please see “Enabling GrabTime”, in the “Utilities” section, for details.
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Dialing
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (modems are not supplied/supported by LXE).
Factory Default Settings
Location
Work
Area Code
425
Tone Dialing
Enabled
Country/Region
1
Disable Call Waiting
Disabled
Dialing Properties
When dialing from:
New ...
Remove
Local settings are:
Dialing Patterns ...
The local area code is:
The local country code is:
Dial using:
Tone
Pulse
Disable call waiting by dialing:
Figure 3-5 Dialing
Tap the “?” and follow the instructions in Help.
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Display
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display Icon
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme properties.
Factory Default Settings
Background
Tile
Appearance
Scheme:
Monochrome
Color
Backlight
Battery Power Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
External Power Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
Windows CE or CE .NET
Disable
High Contrast White
Windows Standard
Enabled
3 Seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Background
There is no change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Adjust the
settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Appearance
No change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Appearance options. Adjust the settings
and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately. The default is High
Contrast White for monochrome displays and Windows Standard for color displays.
Note:
The color screens display Windows standard colors (or the color scheme selected)
instead of shades of grey.
Backlight
Display Properties
Background Appearance
Backlight
To save battery life, you can adjust when the display automatically
shuts off.
Automatically turn off backlight while on battery power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Automatically turn off backlight while on external power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 3-6 Display Properties / Backlight Tab
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When the backlight timer expires, the monochrome screen is turned off, the color transmissive
backlight is dimmed not turned off.
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Input Panel
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Factory Default Settings
Input Method
Allow applications to
change input panel state
Keys
Use gestures
Keyboard
Disabled
Small keys
Disabled
Use this option to make the Soft Keyboard or the integrated keypad primarily available when
entering data. Selecting Keyboard enables both.
Enable the input panel by checking “Allow applications to change the input panel’s state”. Then
tap the OK button.
Tap the Options button to set the size of the keys displayed on-screen and whether transcriber
gestures are enabled or disabled.
Tap the “OK” button to save any changes and exit, or tap the “X” button to exit without saving
any changes. Tap the “?” button for Help. Warmboot the device to store the changed setting.
Note:
Check with your LXE representative for language packs as they become available.
Internet Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options
Windows CE .NET 4.2
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for internet connectivity. Select a tab.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. Changes are saved from tab to tab.
Tap the Clear Cache or Clear History buttons to clear files that have been downloaded to the
mobile device during internet use. The changes take effect immediately. Help is not available for
this option.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
Search Page
Cache Size
Connection
Use LAN
Autodial Name
Proxy Server
Security
Allow cookies
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Warn when switching
Advanced
Display web images
Play web sounds
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Display script error note
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Enabled
Disabled
Never
Windows CE 5.0
Set General, Connection, Security, Privacy, Advanced and Popups options for Internet
connectivity.
Select a tab. Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. Changes are saved from
tab to tab. Tap the “X” box to ignore all changes. The changes take effect immediately. Tap the
“?” button for Help.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
Search Page
Cache Size
User Agent
Connection
Use LAN
Autodial Name
Proxy Server
Bypass Proxy
Security
Allow cookies
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Warn when switching
Privacy
First party cookies
Third party cookies
Session cookies
Advanced
Stylesheets
Theming Support
Multimedia
Security
Popups
Block popups
Display notification
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Keyboard
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard Icon
Set keypad key map and keypad key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Factory Default Settings
Repeat
Enable
Delay
Short
Rate
Slow
Key Map
0409 (CE .NET 4.2)
Default (CE 5.0)
There is no change from general desktop PC Keyboard Properties options. Adjust the settings and
tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When new key maps are added to the registry, they appear in the Key Map dropdown list on the
Keyboard Panel.
These values do not affect virtual keyboard taps.
Mixer
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mixer Icon
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input or headphone use.
Factory Default Settings
Master Volume 0dB
Record Gain
22.5dB
Sidetone
12.0dB
Input
None
Figure 3-7 Mixer
Select the Input for the mixer. Move the sliders to adjust the decibel level. Tap OK to save the
settings.
Note:
Set Input to “None” when using stereo headphones. Set Input to “Mic1” when using a
mono headset with microphone.
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Mouse
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mouse
Set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
Network and Dialup Connections
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection on the mobile device. To configure the mobile device
to use DHCP or a fixed IP address, select the desired connection. The default is to obtain an IP
address via DHCP.
A static IP address can be assigned by tapping the Specify an IP address radio button and
entering the desired IP address, subnet mask and gateway.
Create a Connection Option
1.
On the mobile device, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup
Connections. A window is displayed showing the existing connections.
2.
Assuming the one you want does not exist, double-tap Make New Connection.
3.
Give the new connection an appropriate name (IR @ 9600, etc.). Tap the Direct
Connection radio button. Tap the Next button.
4.
From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports
are shown.
5.
Tap the Configure... button.
6.
Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop
bits remain at 8, none, and 1, respectively.
7.
Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct
connection will not have a dial tone. Set the timeout parameter (default is 90 seconds).
Tap OK.
8.
TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Tap the Finish button to create
the new connection.
9.
Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
and tap the Change button.
11. Select the new connection. Tap OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the mobile device with the appropriate cable.
14. Tap the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-tapping on the specific connection icon in the Remote
Networking window, but this will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does
not start ActiveSync properly.
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Owner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Owner Icon
Set mobile device owner details.
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Name, Company, Address, Telephones
Display at power-on
Notes
Notes
Display at power-on
Network ID
User Name
Password
Domain
Blank
Disabled
Blank
Disabled
Blank
Blank
Blank
Enter the information and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
Owner Properties
Identification
Notes
Network ID
At Power On
Name:
Display Owner Identification
Company:
Address:
Area Code: Phone:
Work:
Home:
Figure 3-8 Owner Properties
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Password
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Password Icon
Set user access and power up password properties.
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
Enter at Power On
Disabled
Enter at Screen Saver
Disabled
Note:
Once a password is assigned, each Settings option requires the password be entered
before the Settings option can be accessed. If you forget the password, it cannot be
restored without performing a cold boot on the unit (which erases all memory).
Enter the password, then type it again to confirm it and tap the OK box to save the changes. The
password is in effect immediately.
Tap the Power On checkbox to set whether the user types a password at Power On.
Tap the Screen Saver checkbox to set whether the user types a password to clear the screensaver.
If there is no screensaver chosen, this checkbox is ignored. The screensaver password affects the
Remote Desktop screensaver only.
The screensaver password is the same as the power-on password. They are not set independently.
A screensaver password cannot be created without first enabling the “Enable password protection
at power-on” checkbox. The screensaver password is not automatically enabled when the “poweron” checkbox is enabled.
Note:
Screensavers are not installed by LXE.
Password Properties
Password Settings
Password
Password:
Confirm Password:
Enable Password Protection
At Power On
Screen Saver
Figure 3-9 Password Properties
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PC Connection
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Control the connection between the mobile device and a nearby desktop/laptop computer.
Factory Default Settings
Allow Connection
Enabled
Connect Using
‘USB Client’
Tap the Change button to adjust the settings and tap the OK button to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
Unchecking the “Allow connection with …..” disables ActiveSync.
Change ….
Tapping the Change button shows a list of configured ActiveSync connections. In addition, there
is a checkbox for Automatic Connect. If this checkbox is checked, when the serial driver detects a
cable connection on the configured port, it will automatically try to start ActiveSync on that port.
Note that this interferes with processes on the configured port at the same time.
These settings control the connection between your Windows CE
device and a desktop computer. Warning: Adjusting these settings
may result in an inability to connect with your desktop computer.
Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached.
Connect using: ‘USB Client’
Change ...
Figure 3-10 Communication / PC Connection Tab
Please refer to the "Backup Data Files using ActiveSync" section later in this chapter for
parameter setting recommendations.
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PCMCIA
Access:
Note:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PCMCIA
Network card in Slot 0, Internal ATA in Slot 2.
Factory Default Settings
Slot 0
Disable slot now
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Write protect slot
Slot 1
Disable slot now
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Write protect slot
Slot 2
Disable slot now
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Write protect slot
PCMCIA
Off
Off
Off
Off (dimmed)
Compact Flash
Off
Off
Off
Off
ATA Card
Off (dimmed)
On (dimmed)
Off (dimmed)
Off (dimmed)
The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed. This information
cannot be changed by the user.
When “Power slot during sleep” is checked, the slot will stay powered up in Suspend at the cost of
reduced battery life.
When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is
closed and the PCMCIA driver ignores any card in the slot.
When there is no card in a slot, the options are dimmed.
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Power
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power
Set Power Off, Backlight properties. Review battery status and perform backup battery
charging/discharging. Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. Changes are
saved across tabs. Tap the “X” box to discard any changes. Tap the “?” for Help. The changes take
effect immediately.
Note:
Control Panel parameters established in Power Properties affect the mobile device
operating system.
Factory Default Settings
Battery
Turbo
Schemes – Battery Power
User Idle
System Idle
Suspend
Schemes – AC Power
User Idle
System Idle
Suspend
Enabled
3 seconds
15 seconds
5 minutes
2 minutes
2 minutes
5 minutes
Please refer to Chapter 2 "Physical Description and Layout" section titled "Power Modes".
The mode timers are cumulative. The System Idle timer begins the countdown after the User Idle
timer has expired and the Suspend timer begins the countdown after the System Idle timer has
expired. When the User Idle timer is set to “Never”, the power scheme timers never place the
device in User Idle, System Idle or Suspend modes (even when the device is idle).
Because of the cumulative effect, and using the Battery Power Scheme Defaults listed above:
• The backlight turns off after 3 seconds of no activity,
• The display turns off after 18 seconds of no activity (15sec + 3sec),
• And the device enters Suspend after 5 minutes and 18 seconds of no activity.
Battery
The Battery tab shows the status and the percentage of power left in the main battery (removable).
It also shows the status of the internal backup battery. The listed values cannot be changed by the
user.
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Schemes
Figure 3-11 Power Schemes
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Battery Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on battery power only.
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 3 seconds
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 15 seconds
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
AC Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter, auto outlet
adapter, powered cradle).
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 2 minute
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 2 minutes
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
Device Status
This option displays the power levels being used by the mobile device.
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Regional Settings
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Settings
Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Options (and defaults) for the regional settings depend on the fonts included in the OS image.
Please refer to the section on the About control panel earlier in this chapter for more details.
CE . NET 4.2 Default Settings
Factory Default Settings
Regional Setting
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
CE 5.0 Default Settings
A language must be installed before it can be selected. After selecting a language to use, and after
all changes are made, tap OK to save your changes then warmboot the device.
Factory Default Settings
Regional Settings
Your Locale
Number
Currency
Time
Date
User Interface Language
User Interface Language
Input Language
Input Language
Installed Input Languages
English (United States)
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
Dimmed (default is Your Locale setting)
Dimmed (default is Your Locale setting)
English (US)
Tap the Customize button to set Number, Currency, Time and Date format for the selected
Locale. User Interface Language determines the language used for the menus, dialogs and alerts.
Select the Default Input Language to use when the device is rebooted.
Remove Programs
Access:
Note:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Remove Programs
Programs listed in this location are deleted upon warm and cold boot processes.
No change from general desktop Remove Programs options. Select a program and tap the Remove
button. Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall user-installed only programs. The change
takes effect immediately.
Files stored in the “My Documents” folder are not removed using this option.
Note:
Do not remove LXE-installed programs using this option.
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Scanner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner port, and scan key settings.
Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for available COM ports. Scanner parameters
apply to the MX3X integrated scan engine only. Barcode manipulation parameters apply to
barcodes scanned by the integrated scan engine only.
Scanner configuration can be changed using the Scanner Control Panel or via the LXE API
functions. While the changed configuration is being read, the Scan LED is solid amber. The
scanner is not operational during the configuration update.
Please refer to the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide” when setting up scanner parameters
for the MX3-RFID mobile device.
Determine Your Scanner Software Version
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in MX3X devices. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the most current software and
drivers for your mobile device. To identify the software version, tap the “About” icon in
the Control Panel.
Scanner Control Menu Structure Versions Tabs
Main
Keys
COM1
COM2
COM3
Go to . . . .
This chapter, section
titled “Scanner”
Chapter 4 “Scanner”,
section titled
“Advanced”.
Chapter 4 “Scanner”,
section titled “Barcode
Manipulation”.
Figure 3-12 Determine Your Scanner Software Version
Scanner configuration can be changed using the Scanner Control Panel or via the LXE API
functions. While the changed configuration is being read, the Scan LED is solid amber. The
scanner is not operational during the configuration update.
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Settings | Control Panel Options
Factory Default Settings
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
Internal
Port 2
Disabled
Power Port 1 while asleep
Disabled
Send key messages WEDGE
Enabled
Keys
Left
Scan
Right
Enter
COM Ports (COM1- COM2 – COM3)
Baud Rate
9600
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Data Bits
8
Notes:
• If the internal scanner has to be configured to operate at any communication settings other
than 9600, N, 8, 1 and the computer either loses power or a cold boot command is entered,
the Scanner applet must be reconfigured to match the scanner communication settings.
• When there is no internal scanner, Port 1 is disabled and the Left Scan button is an Enter
key.
• ActiveSync will not work over a COM port if that COM port is enabled in the Scanner
applet as a scanner input. For example, if COM 1 is being used by the scanner, COM 1
can’t be used by any other program.
• When an RFID module is not installed, the RFID option on the Keys tab is greyed out. See
the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide” for instruction when using the MX3-RFID.
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Main
Scanner Control
Main
Keys
COM1
COM2
COM3
Port 2
Port 1
Power Port 1 while asleep
Send Key Messages (WEDGE)
Figure 3-13 Scanner Properties / Main Tab
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
If “Power Port 1 while asleep” is checked, whichever serial port is enabled as Port 1 will remain
powered while the device is in Suspend, at the cost of reduced battery life. This allows a tethered
scanner to wake the device by pressing the trigger on the scanner.
If “Send Key Messages …” is checked any data scan is converted to keystrokes and sent to the
active window. When this box is not checked, the application will need to use the set of LXE
Scanner APIs to retrieve the data from the scanner driver. Note that this latter method is
significantly faster than using “Wedge”. Even if Send Key Messages is enabled (“key mode”), the
data is still available using the scanner APIs (“block mode”).
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered external scanners connected to the RS-232 connector
on the endcap.
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Keys
Figure 3-14 Scanner Properties / Keys Tab
See the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide” when using an MX3X with an RFID Module.
The Keys tab sets up what happens when one of the Scan keys are pressed. Note that the two keys
can do the same or different functions.
Assigned
Function
Disabled
When either scan key is set to Disabled, it does nothing when pressed.
Scan
When set to “Scan” the integrated scanner is activated. If no integrated scanner
is present, the Scan selection is greyed out.
Enter
When set to “Enter”, both the Enter key and the (Scan button) / Enter key
perform the same function.
Tab
When set to “Tab”, both the Tab key and the (Scan button) / Tab key perform
the same function.
Field Exit
5250 devices only. When a Scan key is set to “Field Exit”, the key press
causes the cursor to exit an input field. A field exit key press functions as a
Pause key press on non-5250 devices.
Virtual
When set to “Virtual”, the Virtual Left scan key produces an F20 and the
Virtual Right scan key produces an F21.
RFID or
RFID Read
When enabled, the Right Scan / Left Scan key functions as the RFID tag reader
trigger. See the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide”.
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Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “Utilities”). LXE recommends
caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Scanner.
Set either the ScanCodeLeft or ScanCodeRight to be the scan code of the key to be used as the
virtual key when the Virtual Left key (Left Scan key) or Virtual Right key (Right Scan key) is
pressed. The registry requires a decimal value.
COM Ports
Do not connect a tethered scanner to the USB labelled ports:
COM1, COM2 and COM3 Panel Options are Identical.
Figure 3-15 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
The COM 1 display contains the same parameters as the COM 2 and COM 3 Tab.
“Power on Pin 9” on the COM2 panel is disabled.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
See the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide” when using an MX3X with an RFID Module.
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Storage Manager
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Storage Manager
Installed storage devices are listed by device name in the dropdown box. To view information
about the disk or perform store operations, select a device from the list.
On-line help is available for this option.
• Topics available are:
• Manage storage devices
• Manage disk partitions
• Creating a new partition
• Advanced partition features
LXE recommends caution when formatting or dismounting storage devices and when creating
new partitions or deleting partitions on the storage device. Using the storage manager to perform
operations on the internal ATA is no longer available as of July 2006.
Note:
Contact LXE Customer Support prior to using management functions on the internal ATA
card.
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Stylus
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
Double Tap
Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Calibration
Press and hold the stylus on the center of the target as it moves around the screen. Press Enter to
keep the new calibration settings or Esc to cancel.
Figure 3-16 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start
Figure 3-17 Stylus Properties / Recalibration
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System
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | System Icon
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program memory
settings.
Factory Default Settings
General
Memory
Device Name
Device Description
Copyrights
N/A
1/3 storage, 2/3 programs.
MX3X001
LXE_MX3X
N/A
Persist RAM Base Files
"Desktop"
"Favorites"
"Fonts"
"Help"
"Programs"
If you create a directory or directories with the above listed names in the "\System" folder (which
is on the CF ATA card) and place your files in those directories, the Launch utility will
automatically copy all of the files in these directories to the respective RAM base folders every
time upon warm boot.
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General
System Properties
General
Memory Device Name Copyrights
System
Microsoft Windows
Version 4.20
CE .NET
Computer
Processor Type:
Expansion Slots:
1996-2003 Microsoft Corp. All
rights reserved. This computer
program is protected by U.S. and
International copyright laws.
Memory:
38220 KB RAM
Registered to:
Figure 3-18 System / General tab
System:
This screen is presented for information only. The System parameters cannot be
changed by the user.
Computer:
The processor type is listed. The type cannot be changed by the user. The name of
the installed network card is listed in the dropdown list. Total computer memory
and the identification of the registered user is listed and cannot be changed by the
user.
Memory sizes given do not include memory used up by the operating system. Hence, a system
with 64 MB may only report 35 MB memory, since 29 MB is used up by the Windows operating
system. This is actual DRAM memory, and does not include internal flash or the internal ATA
card used for storage.
Memory
System Properties
General
Memory Device Name Copyrights
Move slider to the left for more memory to run programs. Move slider to the
right for more storage room. Only unused RAM can be adjusted.
Storage
Memory
Allocated:
In Use:
Program
Memory
19108KB
384KB
Allocated:
In Use:
19112KB
5420KB
Figure 3-19 System / Memory
Move the slider to allocate more memory for programs or storage. If there isn’t enough space for a
file, increase the amount of storage memory. If the mobile device is running slowly, try increasing
the amount of program memory. Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
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Device Name
System Properties
General
Memory Device Name Copyrights
These settings are used to identify your Windows CE device to
other computers.
Please type a name (without any spaces) and a short description.
Device name:
Device description:
Figure 3-20 System / Device Name
The device name and description can be changed. Enter the name and description using either the
keypad or the Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Copyrights
This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by
the user.
Terminal Server Client Licenses
(CE 5.0 only) Select a server client license from a drop down list
Not available at this release.
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Volume and Sounds
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds Icon
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE events.
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Enabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Loud
Screen tap
Loud
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Figure 3-21 Volume and Sounds
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
Good scan and bad scan sounds are stored in the Windows directory, as SCANGOOD.WAV and
SCANBAD.WAV. These are unprotected WAV files and can be replaced by a WAV file of the
user’s choice. By default a good scan sound on the mobile device is a single 2700 Hz beep, and a
bad scan sound is a double beep.
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Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the
scanner triggers a good scan beep from a tethered scanner, and then the rejection of
scanned barcode data by the barcode processing causes a bad scan beep from the MX3X
on the same data.
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Utilities
These utilities are pre-loaded by LXE.
LAUNCH.EXE
All applications to be installed into persistent memory are normally in the form of Windows CE
CAB files. These CAB files exist as separate files from the main installation image, and need to be
copied to the mobile device using an internal ATA card or from a PC using ActiveSync. The CAB
files are loaded into the folder System, which is the internal ATA drive.
Then, information is added to the registry, if desired, to make the CAB file auto-launch at startup.
The CAB file can update the registry as desired and cause the unpacked file(s) to be placed in the
appropriate location.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ LXE
\ Persist, as follows. The main subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then 3 values
are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \System)
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed.
The value in FileCheck is the name of one of the files (with path) installed by the CAB file. Since
the CAB file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file is lost, and the CAB file must be
reinstalled.
3 optional fields are also added: Order, Delay, and PCMCIA. These are all DWORD fields,
described below.
The auto-launch process goes as follows. The launch utility opens the registry database and reads
the list of CAB files to auto-launch. First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If
not, the registry entry is ignored. If it is present, and the Installed flag is not set, auto-launch
makes a copy of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the Microsoft utility
WCELOAD to install it. If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it
is present, the CAB file is installed, and that registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is not
present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to reinstall the CAB file. Then,
the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry entries are analyzed.
To force execution every time (for example, for AUTOEXEC.BAT), use a FileCheck of
“dummy”, which will never be found, forcing the item to execute.
For persist keys specifying .EXE or .BAT files, the executing process will be started, and then
Launch will continue, leaving the loading process to run independently. For other persist keys
(including .CAB files), Launch will wait for the loading process to complete before continuing.
This is important, for example, to ensure that a .CAB file is installed before the .EXE files from
the .CAB file are run.
The Order field is used to force a sequence of events; Order=0 is first, and Order=99 is last.
Two items which have the same order will be installed in the same pass, but not in a predictable
sequence. Note: If the order of loading is not critical, it may be easier to use the \System\Startup
folder instead; see below (only on .01D or newer images).
The Delay field is used to add a delay after the item is loaded, before the next is loaded. The delay
is given in seconds, and defaults to 0 if not specified. If the install fails (or the file to be installed is
not found), the delay does not occur.
The PCMCIA field is used to indicate that the file (usually a CAB file) being loaded is a wireless
client driver, and the PCMCIA slots should be started after this file is loaded. By default, the
PCMCIA slots are off on powerup, to prevent the “Unidentified PCMCIA Slot” dialog from
appearing. Once the drivers are loaded, the slot can be turned on. The value in the PCMCIA field
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is a DWORD, representing the number of seconds to wait after installing the CAB file, but before
activating the slot (a latency to allow the thread loading the driver to finish installation). The
default value of 0 means the slot is not powered on. The default values for the default wireless
client drivers (listed below) is 1, meaning one second elapses between the CAB file loading and
the slot powering up.
Note that the auto-launch process can also launch batch files (*.BAT), executable files (*.EXE),
registry setting files (*.REG), or sound files (*.WAV). The mechanism is the same as listed
above, but the appropriate CE application is called, depending on file type.
Registry information is already in the default image for the following 3:
; Summit client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Summit Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SUMMIT.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:1
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\SDCCFG10G.DLL"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
; Cisco client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Cisco Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\CISCO.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\CISCO.DLL"
“Order”=dword:01
“PCMCIA”=dword:1
; Symbol client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Symbol Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SYMBOL.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\NICTT.EXE"
“Order”=dword:01
“PCMCIA”=dword:1
; this key installs RFID drivers/default values from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFID]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\RFID.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\RFID_WDG.DLL"
“Order”=dword:0C
; this key installs RFTERM from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\LXE TE]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\RFTERM.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
“Order”=dword:10
; this key installs JAVA
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Java]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\JEODE.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\EVM.EXE"
“Order”=dword:30
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CAB files for options not purchased are not loaded e.g. JAVA or RFID. If a CAB file is missing, please
contact your LXE Representative.
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; this key runs RFTERM as a startup app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFTERM]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
“Order”=dword:40
; this key installs APPLOCK from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockInstall]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCK.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\APPLOCK.EXE"
“Order”=dword:0
; this key runs the APPLOCK prep app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockPrep]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\APPLOCKPREP.EXE"
"FileCheck"="\dummy"
“Order”=dword:1
; this key runs the APPLOCK main app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLock]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\APPLOCK.EXE"
"FileCheck"="\dummy"
“Order”=dword:63
; Autoexec
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AUTOEXEC]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.BAT"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
“Order”=dword:50
; Avalanche (prior to October 2006)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Avalanche]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\LXEAVA.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\SYSTEM\AVALANCHE\MODEL.DAT"
"Order"=dword:4
"Installed"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:0
"Delay"=dword:0
; Avalanche (prior to October 2006)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AvaLaunch]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\AVALANCHE\AVAINIT.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
“Order”=dword:5
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:0
"Installed"=dword:0
When you are installing your custom CAB file to the mobile device’s operating sytem, refer to the
default image segments that are commented with “… RFTERM …” to see the expected Registry
format.
One special key is included to force the system folders (Desktop, Fonts, Programs, etc.) to copy
from the internal ATA card (\System) to the \Windows directory. This is implemented as a persist
key so the sequence of startup events can be controlled (especially for AppLock). The filename is
a special internal trigger for the Launch utility, to activate the CopyFolders function. DO NOT
EDIT OR ALTER THIS KEY, OR IT MAY NO LONGER FUNCTION. You may however change
the Order or Delay values if necessary for a particular startup sequence.
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\COPYFOLDERS]
"FileName"="COPYFOLDERS"
"FileCheck"=""
“Order”=dword:0F
To have files (CAB, EXE, REG, or WAV files) loaded on startup, when sequence of execution is
not important, you can put these files in the \System\Startup folder (on the internal ATA card).
This is parsed by the Launch utility, and these programs are started or executed. Note that this
only works on images from .01D and newer.
REGEDIT.EXE
Before using REGEDIT.EXE, please refer to commercially available Microsoft Power Tools for
Windows manuals. For example, Microsoft Windows Registry Guide, Second edition.
The Registry Editor allows viewing, searching for items and changing settings in the registry. The
registry contains information about how the mobile device runs. LXE recommends caution when
inspecting and editing the Registry as making incorrect changes can damage the mobile device
operating system. LXE recommends making a backup copy of the registry before viewing or c a r
e f u l l y making changes to the registry.
REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the
indicated settings in the registry. This is similar to the way RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The
.REG file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double tap this file to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically saves
the registry before rebooting which means configuration changes are not lost.
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double-tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the
background.
Enabling GrabTime
The MX3X has a GrabTime utility which can automatically synchronize the MX3X with a time
server (an active Internet connection is required) at boot up.
By default, using GrabTime for time synchronization at boot up is Off. Grabtime can be run at any
time (even when Off at boot up) using the Sync button on the Date/Time control panel.
To enable GrabTime to run automatically at boot up, run \Windows\tmsync.reg and perform a
warmboot. For more detail, see “LAUNCH.EXE”, earlier in this chapter.
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This utility affects the behavior of GrabTime at warmboot. After a coldboot, GrabTime is
disabled.
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Disabling the Touchscreen
To disable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchDisable.reg and perform a warm reboot.
To enable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchEnable.reg and perform a warm reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the touchscreen on warmboot. After a coldboot, the
touchscreen is enabled. Enable this option with caution when switching from AppLock
Administrator mode to AppLock User Mode.
Troubleshooting:
Touchscreen is not accepting stylus
taps or need recalibration.
Press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
Use the tab, backtab and cursor keys to move the cursor
from element to element.
Configuring CapsLock Behavior
To set CapsLock status to On after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOn.reg and perform a
warmboot.
To set CapsLock status to Off after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOff.reg and perform a
warmboot.
Note:
Setting CapsLock to On using this method does not display the CapsLock icon in the
Windows CE taskbar. The current status of CapsLock can be changed with the CAPS key,
however this method does not change CapsLock behavior upon reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the CapsLock on warmboot. After a coldboot,
CapsLock is disabled.
Configuring IPv6
By default, IPv6 is enabled and an IPv6 broadcast message is sent on power up.
To disable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Disable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Enable.reg and perform a warmboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of IPv6 on warmboot. After a coldboot, IPv6 is
enabled.
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Command-line Utility
Command line utilities can be executed by Start | Run | [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all data in RAM is erased). The command is
not case-sensitive.
Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the
cold boot power cycle process.
PrtScrn.EXE
Command line utility which performs a screen print and saves the file in .BMP format in the
\System folder. Tap Start | Run | then type prtscrn and tap OK, or press Enter. There is a 10 second
delay before the screen print is made. The device beeps and screen captured file (scrnnnnn.bmp) is
placed in the \System folder. The numeric filename is incremented by 1 each time the PrtScrn
function is activated. The command is not case-sensitive.
API Calls
See Also:
LXE CE API Programming Guide E-SW-WINAPIPG
The LXE CE API Programming Guide documents only the LXE-specific API calls for the mobile
device. It is intended as an addition to the standard Microsoft Windows CE API documentation.
Details of many of the calls in the LXE guide may be found in Microsoft’s documentation.
The APIs documented in the programming guide are included in the file LXEAPI.ZIP, which is in
the LXE MX3X SDK kit. See “Accessories”.
For ease of software development, the files LXEAPI.H and LXEAPI.LIB are available in the
MX3X SDK, which are the include files and the link library for the DLL, respectively. Note that
this DLL is installed in mobile device images with a version number of 1.2 or higher (as displayed
on the screen during bootup).
A full SDK is now included for Microsoft Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 (which is available free on
the Microsoft website).
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Wavelink Avalanche Enabler Configuration
An MX3X device manufactured before October 2006 must have drivers and system files upgraded
before it can use the Avalanche Enabler functions. Please contact an LXE representative for
details on upgrading the mobile device baseline.
If the user is NOT using Wavelink Avalanche to manage their mobile device, the Enabler
should not be installed on the mobile device.
Briefly . . .
The Wavelink Avalanche Enabler installation file is loaded on the mobile device by LXE;
however, the device is not configured to launch the installation file automatically. The installation
application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used. After the installation
application is manually run, a reboot is necessary for the Enabler to begin normal performance.
Following this reboot, the Enabler will by default be an auto-launch application. This behavior can
be modified by accessing the Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
Note:
LXE recommends serial communication with an MX3X be performed using the serial port
on the MX3X endcap rather than using a docking cradle serial port.
Note:
On LXE mobile devices with integrated scanners, the Scanner Wedge has primary
control of the serial ports and must be configured properly to allow the Enabler to access
the serial ports.
Enabler Install Process
• Doubletap the Avalanche Enabler CAB file in the System folder. The filename is
LXE_MX3X_ENABLER.CAB.
• Warm boot the mobile device.
Enabler Uninstall Process
To remove the LXE Avalanche Enabler from a Windows CE mobile device:
• Delete the Avalanche folder located in the System folder.
• Warm boot the mobile device.
The Avalanche folder cannot be deleted while the Enabler is running. See Stop the Enabler
Service. If sharing errors occur while attempting to delete the Avalanche folder, warm boot the
mobile device, immediately delete the Avalanche folder, and then perform another warm boot.
Orphaned Packages
To prevent the enabler from restoring parameters, delete orphaned packages through the Wavelink
Management Console (refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Manager User Guide for details and
instruction).
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Stop the Enabler Service
To stop the Enabler from monitoring for updates from the Management Console:
1.
Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Avalanche icon on the desktop.
2.
Select File | Settings. Enter the password.
3.
Select the Startup/Shutdown tab.
4.
Select the “Do not monitor or launch Enabler” parameter to prevent automatic monitoring
upon startup.
5.
Select Stop Monitoring for an immediate shutdown of all enabler update functionality upon
exiting the user interface.
6.
Click the OK button to save the changes.
7.
Reboot the device if necessary.
Update Monitoring Overview
There are three methods by which the Enabler on an LXE device can communicate with the Agent
running on the host machine.
• Wired via a serial cable between the Agent PC and the LXE device.
• Wired via a USB connection, using ActiveSync, between the Agent PC and the mobile
device.
• Wirelessly via the 2.4GHz network card and an access point
After installing the Enabler on the mobile unit, a reboot is required for the Enabler to begin normal
functionality. Following a mobile device reboot, the Enabler searches for an Agent, first by polling
all available serial ports and then over the wireless network. The designation of the mobile device
to the Avalanche CE Manager is LXE_MX3X.
The Enabler running on LXE Windows CE devices will attempt to access COM1, COM2, and
COM3. “Agent not found” will be reported if the agent is not located or a serial port is not present
or available (COM port settings can be verified using the LXE scanner applet in the Control
Panel).
The wireless connection is made using the default network interface on the mobile device
therefore the device must be actively communicating with the network for this method to succeed.
If an Agent or Management Console is found, the Enabler will automatically attempt to apply all
wireless and network settings from the active profile. The Enabler will also automatically
download and process all available packages.
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Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
Once the connection to the Agent is established, the Enabler will attempt to apply all network and
wireless settings contained in the active profile. The success of the application of settings is
dependent upon the local configuration of control parameters for the Enabler. These local
parameters cannot be overridden from the Avalanche Management Console.
The default Enabler adapter control setting are:
• Manage network settings – enabled
• Use Avalanche network profile – enabled
• Manage wireless settings – disabled for Windows CE Units
To configure the Avalanche Enabler management of the network and wireless settings:
1.
Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Avalanche icon on the desktop.
2.
Select File | Settings. Enter the password.
3.
Select the Adapters tab.
4.
Choose settings for the “Use Manual Settings” parameter.
5.
Choose settings for “Manage Network Settings”, “Manage Wireless Settings” and “Use
Avalanche Network Profile”.
6.
Click the OK button to save the changes.
7.
Reboot the device.
The designation of the mobile device to the Avalanche CE Manager is LXE_MX3X.
See Also: “LXE Computers and Wavelink Avalanche User’s Guide”.
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Enabler Configuration
The Enabler user interface application is launched by clicking:
either the Avalanche icon on the desktop or Taskbar
Avalanche Icon
or
selecting Avalanche from the Programs menu.
The opening screen presents the user with the connection status and a
navigation menu.
Figure 3-22 Avalanche Enabler Opening Screen
File
View
Help
Connect
Updates
Adapter Info
Abort
Programs
About
Settings
Icons
Scan Config
List
Exit
Details
Launchable
All Packages
Time on Taskbar
Device Status
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File Menu Options
Connect
The Connect option under the File menu allows the user to initiate a manual
connection to the Agent and Management Console. The connection methods, by
default, are wireless and COM connections. Any updates available will be
applied to the mobile device immediately upon a successful connection.
Abort
Stop transmission.
Settings
The Settings option under the File menu allows the user to access the control
panel to locally configure the Enabler settings. The Enabler control panel is, by
default, password protected. The default password is system. The password is
not case-sensitive.
Scan Config
Note: LXE does not support the Scan Configuration feature on Windows CE
devices. The Scan Config option under the File menu allows the user to
configure Enabler settings using a special barcode that can be created using the
Avalanche Management Console utilities. Refer to the Wavelink Avalanche
Manager User Guide for details.
Exit
The Exit option is password protected. The default password is leave. The
password is not case-sensitive.
If changes were made on the Startup/Shutdown tab screen, then after entering the
password, tap OK and the following screen is displayed:
Change the option if desired. Tap the X button to cancel Exit. Tap the OK button
to exit the Avalanche applet.
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Avalanche Update Settings
Access:
Start | Avalanche | File | Settings
Use these menu options to setup the Avalanche Enabler on the mobile device. LXE recommends
changing and then saving the changes (reboot) before connecting to the network.
Alternatively, the Agent on the Wavelink Avalanche Management Console can be disabled until
needed (refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Manager User Guide for details).
Menu Options
Settings Tab
Function
Connection
Enter the IP Address or host name of the Agent portion of the
Avalanche Management Console. Set the order in which serial ports or
RF are used to check for the presence of the Agent.
Execution
Unavailable in this release. LXE recommends using AppLock, which
is resident on each Windows mobile device.
Server Contact
Setup synchronization, scheduled Agent contact, suspend and reboot
settings.
Startup/Shutdown
Set options for Enabler program startup or shutdown.
Scan Config
This option allows the user to configure Enabler settings using a
special barcode that is created by the Avalanche Management Console.
Not currently supported by LXE.
Display
Set up the Windows display at startup, on connect and during normal
mode. The settings can be adjusted by the user.
Shortcuts
Add, delete and update shortcuts to user-allowable applications.
Adapters
Enable or disable network and wireless settings. Select an adapter and
switch between the Avalanche Network Profile and manual settings.
Status
View the current adapter signal strength and quality, IP address, MAC
address, SSID, BSSID and Link speed. The user cannot edit this
information.
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Connection
Figure 3-23 Connection Options
Avalanche
Server Address
Enter the IP Address or host name of the Agent assigned to the
mobile device.
Check Serial
Connection
Indicates whether the Enabler should first check for serial port
connection to the Agent before checking for a wireless connection to
the Agent.
Disable
ActiveSync
Disable ActiveSync connection with the Agent.
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Execution
Note the dimmed options on this panel. This menu option is designed to manage downloaded
applications for automatic execution upon startup.
Figure 3-24 Execution Options (Dimmed)
Auto-Execute Selection
An application that has been installed with the Avalanche
Management system can be run automatically following each boot.
Select Auto-Execute App
The drop-down box provides a list of applications that have been
installed with the Avalanche Management System.
Delay before execution
Time delay before launching Auto-Execute application.
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Server Contact
Figure 3-25 Server Contact Options
Sync Clock
Reset the time on the mobile computer based on the time on
the Agent host PC.
Contact at startup
Connect to the Agent when the Enabler is accessed.
Contact when cradled
Initiate connection to the Agent based on a docking event.
Contact Periodically
Allows the administrator to configure the Enabler to contact
the Agent and query for updates at a regular interval
beginning at a specific time.
Wakeup device if suspended
If the time interval for periodic contact with the Agent occurs,
a mobile device that is in Suspend Mode can ‘wakeup’ and
process updates.
Reboot before attempt
Reboot mobile device before attempting to contact Agent.
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Startup/Shutdown
LXE recommends using LXE AppLock for this function. AppLock is resident on each mobile
device with a Windows OS. AppLock configuration instructions are located in Chapter 6.
Figure 3-26 Startup / Shutdown Options
Do not monitor or launch Enabler
When the device boots, do not launch the Enabler
application and do not attempt to connect to the Agent.
Monitor for updates
Attempt to connect to the Agent and process any
updates that are available. Do not launch the Enabler
application.
Monitor and launch Enabler
Attempt to connect to the Agent and process any
updates that are available. Launch the Enabler
application.
Manage Taskbar (Lock or Hide)
Note the dimmed options. The Enabler can restrict user
access to other applications when the user interface is
accessed by either locking or hiding the taskbar.
Program Shutdown (Continue or
Stop monitoring)
The system administrator can control whether the
Enabler continues to monitor the Agent for updates once
the Enabler application is exited.
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Scan Config
Note: Scan Config functionality is a
standard option of the Wavelink
Avalanche System but is not
currently supported by LXE on
Windows CE.
Figure 3-27 Scan Config Option
Display
Figure 3-28 Window Display Options
Update Window Display
The user interface for the Enabler can be configured to dynamically change based on the status of
the connection with the Agent.
At startup
Half screen, Hidden or Full screen. Default is Half screen.
On connect
As is, Half screen, full screen, Locked full screen. Default is As is.
Normal
Half screen, Hidden or As is. Default is As is.
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Shortcuts
LXE recommends using LXE AppLock for this function. AppLock is resident on each mobile
device with a Windows OS. AppLock configuration instructions are located in Chapter 6.
Figure 3-29 Application Shortcuts
Configure shortcuts to other applications on the mobile device. Shortcuts are viewed and activated
in the Programs panel. This limits the user’s access to certain applications when the Enabler is
controlling the mobile device display.
LXE recommends using LXE AppLock for this function. See Chapter 6 “AppLock” for
instruction.
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Adapters
Note:
LXE recommends the user review the network settings configuration utilities and the
default values in Chapter 5 before setting All Adapters to Enable in the Adapters applet.
Figure 3-30 Adapters Options – Network
Manage Network
Setting
When enabled, the Enabler will control the network settings. This
parameter cannot be configured from the Avalanche Management
Console and is enabled by default.
Manage Wireless
Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will control the wireless settings. This
parameter cannot be configured from the Avalanche Management
Console and is disabled by default. This parameter setting does not
apply to Summit Clients only.
Current Adapter
Lists all network adapters currently installed on the mobile device.
Primary Adapter
Indicates if the Enabler is to attempt to configure the primary adapter
(active only if there are multiple network adapters).
Icon on taskbar
Places the Avalanche icon in the Avalanche taskbar that may,
optionally, override the standard Windows taskbar.
Use Avalanche
Network Profile
The Enabler will apply all network settings sent to it by the
Management Console.
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Selecting the Avalanche Icon will access the Avalanche Network
Profile tab which will display current network settings.
Figure 3-31 Avalanche Network Profile Displayed
Use Manual Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will ignore any network or wireless
settings coming from the Avalanche Management Console and use
only the network settings on the mobile device.
Properties Icon
Selecting the Properties icon displays the Manual Settings Properties
dialog applet. From here, the user can configure Network, DNS and
Wireless parameters using the displays shown below:
Note:
A reboot may be required after enabling or disabling these options.
Network
DNS
Wireless
For descriptions of these Enabler parameters, refer to Chapter 5 “Wireless Network Configuration”.
LXE does not recommend enabling “Manage Wireless Settings” for Summit Client devices.
Figure 3-32 Manual Settings Properties Panels
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When you download a profile that is configured to manage network and wireless settings, the
Enabler will not apply the manage network and wireless settings to the adapter unless the global
Manage wireless settings and Manage network settings options are enabled on the Adapters
panel (see Figure titled Adapters Options – Network).
Until these options are enabled, the network and wireless settings are controlled by the third-party
software associated with these settings.
Status
The Status panel displays the current status of the mobile device network adapter selected in the
drop down box. Note the availability of the Windows standard Refresh button. When tapped, the
signal strength, signal quality and link speed are refreshed for the currently selected adapter. It
also searches for new adapters and may cause a slight delay to refresh the contents of the dropdown menu..
Figure 3-33 Status Display
Link speed indicates the speed at which the signal is being sent from the adapter to the mobile
device. Speed is dependent on signal strength.
Troubleshooting
Cold Boot
If a device managed by Avalanche is cold-booted, a warmboot MUST be performed following the
coldboot. Failure to perform the warmboot will leave the device in an undetermined configuration
and it may not perform as expected. If the intention is to stop using Avalanche to manage the
device configuration, please see “Enabler Uninstall Process” earlier in this section.
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Reflash the Mobile Device
Note:
When reflashing, LXE recommends using a Compact Flash card that is greater than
64MB. Files to be loaded on the CF card are: NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT
Caution
!
Make sure the main battery has been fully charged before beginning the reflash
procedure. Depleting the backup battery during the reflash process can result in
corrupted files.
Requirement: A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
Preparation
• LXE recommends that installation of the CF card be performed on a clean, uncluttered,
well-lit surface. The CF card is slightly larger than a postage stamp.
• Remove the screws on the endcap and slide the endcap to the side, being very careful not to
disconnect the ribbon cables, damage the leads to the external power jack, the headphone
jack or the antenna. The antenna may be taped to the endcap so great care must be taken
when loosening the endcap.
• Carefully remove or loosen all cables to an existing CF card. Remove the CF card.
How To : Reflash using Keypress Method
1.
Place the compact flash card with new image files on it in the right hand slot.
2.
Double-tap My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Double-tap System Folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, tap Yes to All.
6.
When the copy process finishes, remove the CF card.
7.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot.
8.
Before the splash screen appears, press and hold down the <A> key. Continue to hold it down
until the displays shows “Writing to boot flash”.
Note:
9.
If you do not press and hold the <A> key quickly enough, the display shows
“Loading OS Image”. Remove the main battery for 2 seconds, re-insert the battery
and press the Power button. Press and hold the <A> key again.
The mobile device will automatically reboot after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS
Image” is displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software
upgrades are complete.
10. Replace the endcap, being careful not to pinch any leads or cables. The touchscreen will need
to be re-calibrated.
Once the bootloader is loaded and the files are copied onto the internal ATA drive, you can reflash
the bootloader at any time by rebooting the MX3X, and holding down the <A> key on the keypad
before the splash screen appears. Wait until the splash screen displays “Writing new bootloader”,
and you can release the <A> key. When complete (3-5 seconds), the MX3X will reboot and
startup with the new bootloader again.
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How To: Reflash using TAG file Method
1.
Place the compact flash card with new image files on it in the right hand slot.
2.
Double-tap My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Double-tap \System folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, tap Yes to All.
6.
Additionally a REFLASH.TAG file is needed to trigger the reflash. This file can be created on
the MX3X or copied to it along with the system files. The contents of the file are unimportant;
but the file must be named REFLASH.TAG and it must be in the \System folder with the new
system load.
7.
When the copy process finishes, remove the CF card.
8.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot.
9.
When booting, the MX3X looks for a file named REFLASH.TAG in the \System folder.
When REFLASH.TAG is encountered, the MX3X loads a new bootloader image (eboot.nb0)
into the boot flash. The tag file is deleted and the MX3X is rebooted to begin using the new
boot loader. If there is no .nb0 file it does not re-flash and deletes the REFLASH.TAG file to
prevent an endless cycle.
10. The mobile device automatically reboots after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS Image” is
displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are
complete
11. Replace the endcap, being careful not to pinch any leads or cables. The touchscreen will need
to be re-calibrated.
Clearing Persistent Storage
Cold boot sets all registry settings back to LXE factory defaults. No other clearing is available or
necessary.
Important:
Contact LXE Customer Support prior to upgrading MX3X Windows CE .NET 4.2
to Windows CE 5.0.
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Introduction
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge parameters, enable or disable symbologies from being scanned,
scanner icon appearance, active scanner port, and scan key settings. Assign baud rate, parity, stop
bits and data bits for available COM ports.
Determine Your Scanner Software Version
Integrated Scanner Programming Guide and the Reset All barcode. After scanning
the Reset All (to factory defaults) barcode for the specific scan engine, the next step is
Start | Control Panel | Scanner. Tap the OK button and close the scanner applet.
This action will synchronize all scanner formats.
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in MX3X devices. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the most current software and
drivers for your mobile device. To identify the software version, tap the “About” icon in
the Control Panel.
Scanner Control Menu Structure Versions Tabs
Main
Keys
COM1
COM2
COM3
Go to . . . .
Chapter 3, “System
Configuration”, section
titled “Scanner”
This chapter, section
titled “Advanced”.
This chapter, section
titled “Barcode
Manipulation”.
Figure 4-1 Determine Your Scanner Software Version
Scanner configuration can be changed using the Scanner Control Panel or via the LXE API
functions. While the changed configuration is being read, the Scanner LED is solid amber. The
scanner is not operational during the configuration update.
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Barcode Processing Overview
Note:
Steps 1-7 describe the barcode manipulation. Steps 8-12 describe how the manipulated
data is built. Step 13 describes how the manipulated data is output.
The complete sequence of barcode processing is as follows:
1.
Scanned barcode is tested for a code ID. If one is found, it is stripped from the data, and the
settings for the symbology specified are used. Otherwise, the All symbology settings are used.
2.
If symbology is disabled, the scan is rejected.
3.
If the length of data (minus the code ID) is out of specified Min/Max range, the scan is
rejected.
4.
Strip leading data bytes unconditionally.
5.
Strip trailing data bytes unconditionally.
6.
Parse for, and strip if found, Barcode Data strings.
7.
Replace any control characters with string, as configured.
8.
Add prefix string to output buffer.
9.
If Code ID is *not* stripped, add saved code ID from above to output buffer.
10. Add processed barcode string from above to output buffer.
11. Add suffix string to output buffer.
12. Add a terminating NUL to the output buffer, in case the data is processed as a string.
13. If key output is enabled, start the process to output keys. If control characters are encountered:
• If Translate All is set, key is translated to CTRL + char, and output.
• If Translate All is not set, and key has a valid VK code, key is output.
• Otherwise, key is ignored (not output).
The data is ready to be read by applications.
See “Barcode Processing Examples” at the end of the “Barcode Manipulation” section.
Barcode Manipulation
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
If your scanner applet has an “Advanced” tab instead of a “Barcode” tab, please see section titled
“Advanced” at the end of this chapter.
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
Power Port 1 while asleep
Enable Internal Scanner Sound
Send Key Messages (WEDGE)
Bluetooth
Output Enable
COM3
Port 2
Enable Internal Scanner Sound
Send key messages WEDGE
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Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled (Dimmed)
Disabled (Dimmed)
Disabled (Dimmed)
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
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Main
Bluetooth
Disabled (Dimmed)
Output enable
Disabled (Dimmed)
COM3
Disabled (Dimmed)
Keys
Left Scan key
Scan
Right Scan key
Enter key
COM Ports (COM1 - COM2 – COM3)
Baud Rate
9600
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Data Bits
8
Power on Pin 9 (+5v)
Disabled
Barcode
Enable Code ID
None
Symbology Settings
Enable Dimmed / Min - 1 to Max - all
AIM (ID)
Enable Dimmed
Symbol (ID)
Enable Dimmed
Custom
Null
Control Character
Disabled
Translate All
Disabled
Character/Replacement
NULl / Ignore(drop)
Custom Identifiers
Name
Blank
ID Code
Blank
Notes:
• If the internal scanner has to be configured to operate at any communication settings other
than 9600, N, 8, 1 and the MX3X either loses power or a cold boot command is entered,
the Scanner applet must be reconfigured to match the scanner communication settings.
• LXE 8300 Tethered Scanners and Symbology Settings (AIM ID) – Before manipulating
data received from 8300 tethered scanners, and Symbology settings are desired, the user
must configure and append the Symbology ID as a prefix.
• ActiveSync will not work over a COM port if that COM port is enabled in the Scanner
applet as scanner input. For example, if COM 1 is being used by the scanner, COM 1 can’t
be used by any other program.
• The MX3P does not have an integrated scanner or RFID capability.
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Main Tab
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Main
Figure 4-2 Scanner Control / Main Tab
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When Power Port 1 while asleep is checked, whichever serial port is enabled as Port 1 will
remain powered while the device is in Suspend, at the cost of reduced battery life. This allows a
tethered scanner to wake the device by pressing the trigger on the scanner.
When Send Key Messages (WEDGE) is checked any data scan is converted to keystrokes and
sent to the active window. When this box is not checked, the application will need to use the set of
LXE Scanner APIs to retrieve the data from the scanner driver. Note that this latter method is
significantly faster than using “Wedge”. Even if Send Key Messages is enabled (“key mode”), the
data is still available using the scanner APIs (“block mode”). When using the scanner APIs, refer
to the “CE API Programming Guide” and the ClearBuf setting. When two applications are reading
the data using block mode, ClearBuf must be off so that the data is not erased when read.
Note:
The user can also open the WDG: device and perform standard OS read functions to
retrieve the data without using the LXE APIs.
When Enable Internal Scanner Sound is checked, the functionality of the internal scanner driver
engine includes audible tones on good scan (at the maximum db supported by the speaker) and
failed scan. Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from
the scanner triggers a good scan beep from a tethered scanner, and then the rejection of scanned
barcode data by the processing causes a bad scan beep from the MX3X on the same data.
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Keys Tab
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Keys
Figure 4-3 Scanner Control / Keys Tab
The Keys tab sets up what happens when one of the Scan keys are pressed. Note that the two keys
can do the same or different functions.
Note:
The left and right Scan buttons have no effect on tethered external scanners connected to
an RS-232 connector on the endcap.
Assigned
Function
Disabled
When either scan button is set to Disabled, it does nothing when pressed.
Scan
When set to “Scan” the integrated scanner is activated. If no integrated scanner
is present, the Scan selection is greyed out.
Enter
When set to “Enter”, both the Enter key and the (Scan button) / Enter key
perform the same function.
Tab
When set to “Tab”, both the Tab key and the (Scan button) / Tab key perform
the same function.
Field Exit
5250 devices only. When a Scan key is set to “Field Exit”, the (Scan button)
key press causes the cursor to exit an input field. A field exit key press
functions as a Pause key press on non-5250 devices.
Virtual key
When set to “Virtual”, the Virtual Left (Scan button) key produces an F20 and
the Virtual Right (Scan button) key produces an F21.
RFID
When enabled, the Right Scan / Left Scan (button) key functions as the RFID
tag reader trigger. See the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide” for directions.
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “Utilities”). LXE recommends
caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Scanner.
Set either the ScanCodeLeft or ScanCodeRight to be the scan code of the key to be used as the
virtual key when the Virtual Left key (Left Scan key) or Virtual Right key (Right Scan key) is
pressed. The registry requires a decimal value.
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COM Port Tabs
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM1 or COM2 or COM3
Do not connect a tethered scanner to the USB labelled ports:
COM1, COM2 and COM3 Panel Options are Identical.
Figure 4-4 Scanner Control / COM Port Tab
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
The COM 1 tab contains the same parameters as the COM 2 and COM 3 Tab. “Power on Pin 9”
on the COM 2 panel is disabled. Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
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Barcode Tab
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode
The Scanner application (Wedge) can only enable or disable the processing of a barcode inside the
Wedge software.
The Scanner application enables or disables the Code ID that may be scanned.
Enabling or disabling a specific barcode symbology is done manually using the configuration
barcode in the Integrated Scanner Programming Guide (available on the LXE Manuals CD and
the LXE ServicePass website).
Choose an option in the Enable Code ID drop-down box: None, AIM ID, Symbol ID, or Custom
ID.
Figure 4-5 Scanner Control / Barcode tab
Buttons
Symbology
Settings
Individually enable or disable a barcode from being scanned, set the minimum
and maximum size barcode to accept, strip Code ID, strip data from the
beginning or end of a barcode, or (based on configurable Barcode Data) add a
prefix or suffix to a barcode before transmission.
Ctrl Char
Mapping
Define the operations the LXE Wedge performs on control characters (values
less than 0x20) embedded in barcodes.
Custom
Identifiers
Defines an identifier that is at the beginning of barcode data which acts as a
Code ID. After a Custom Identifier is defined, Symbology Settings can be
defined for the identifier just like standard Code IDs.
See Also: Barcode Processing Overview earlier in this chapter.
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Enable Code ID
This parameter programs the internal scanner to transmit the specified Code ID and/or determines
the type of barcode identifier being processed. If the scanner being configured is not an integrated
scanner, the scanner driver expects that the setting has been programmed into the scanner
externally, and that the data will be coming in with the specified Code ID attached.
Transmission of the Code ID is enabled at the scanner for all barcode symbologies, not for an
individual symbology. Code ID is sent from the scanner so the scanner driver can discriminate
between symbologies.
Options
None
Programs the internal scanner to disable transmission of a Code ID. The only
entry in the Symbology popup list is All.
AIM
Programs the internal scanner to transmit the AIM ID with each barcode. The
combo box in the Symbology control panel is loaded with the known AIM ID
symbologies for that platform, plus any configured Custom code IDs.
Symbol
Programs the internal scanner to transmit the Symbol ID with each barcode. The
combo box in the Symbology control panel is loaded with the known Symbol
ID symbologies for that platform, plus any configured Custom Code IDs.
Custom
Does not change the scanner’s Code ID transmission setting. The combo box in
the Symbology control panel is loaded with any configured Custom Code IDs.
Notes
• When Strip: Code ID (see Symbology panel) is not enabled, the code ID is sent as part of
the barcode data to an application.
• When Strip: Code ID (see Symbology panel) is enabled, the entire custom code ID string is
stripped (i.e. treated as a Code ID).
• UPC/EAN Codes only: The code id for supplemental barcodes is not stripped.
• When Enable Code ID is set to AIM or Symbol, Custom Code IDs appear at the end of the
list of standard Code IDs.
• When Enable Code ID is set to Custom, Custom Code IDs replace the list of standard
Code IDs.
• When Enable Code ID is set to Custom, AIM or Symbol Code IDs must be added to the
end of the Custom Code ID. For example, if a Custom Code ID ‘AAA’ is created to be read
in combination with an AIM ID for Code 39 ‘]A1’, the Custom Code ID must be entered
with the AIM ID code first then the Custom Code ID : ]A1AAA.
• When Enable Code ID is set to None, Custom Code IDs are ignored.
• Custom symbologies appear at the end of the list in the Symbology dialog. They are
processed at the beginning of the list in the scanner driver. This allows custom IDs, based
on actual code IDs, to be processed before the Code ID.
• The tethered scanner operation cannot be controlled by the MX3X scanner application;
therefore, a ‘good’ beep may be sounded from the tethered scanner even if a barcode from
a tethered scanner is rejected because of the configuration specified. The MX3X emits a
bad scan beep, to indicate the barcode has been rejected.
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Barcode – Symbology Settings
The Symbology selected in the Symbologies dialog defines the symbology for which the data is
being configured. The features available on the Symbology Settings dialog include the ability to
individually enable or disable a barcode from scanning, set the minimum and maximum size
barcode to accept, strip Code ID, strip data from the beginning or end of a barcode, or (based on
configurable Barcode Data) add a prefix or suffix to a barcode.
The Symbology drop-down list contains all symbologies supported on the MX3X. An asterisk
appears in front of symbologies that have already been configured or have been modified from the
default value.
Each time a Symbology is changed, the settings are saved as soon as the OK button is tapped.
Settings are also saved when a new Symbology is selected from the Symbology drop-down list.
Figure 4-6 Barcode Tab – Symbology Settings
Clear
This button will erase any programmed overrides, returning to the default settings for the
selected symbology. If Clear is pressed when All is selected as the symbology, a
confirmation dialog appears, then all symbologies are reset to their factory defaults, and
all star (*) indications are removed from the list of Symbologies.
The order in which these settings are processed are:
• Code ID
• Leading / Trailing
• Barcode Data
Note:
When Enable Code ID is set to None on the Barcode tab and when All is selected in the
Symbology field, Enable and Strip Code ID on the Symbology panel are grayed and the
user is not allowed to change them, to prevent deactivating the scanner completely.
When All is selected in the Symbology field and the settings are changed, the settings in this
dialog become the defaults, used unless overwritten by the settings for individual symbologies.
This is also true for Custom IDs, where the code IDs to be stripped are specified by the user.
Note:
In Custom mode on the Barcode tab, any Code IDs not specified by the user will not be
stripped, because they will not be recognized as code IDs.
If a specific symbology’s settings have been configured, a star (*) will appear next to it in the
Symbology drop-down box, so the user can tell which symbologies have been modified from their
defaults. If a particular symbology has been configured, the entire set of parameters from that
symbologies screen are in effect for that symbology. In other words, either the settings for the
configured symbology will be used, or the default settings are used, not a combination of the two.
If a symbology has not been configured (does not have an * next to it) the settings for “All” are
used which are not necessarily the defaults.
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Parameters
Enable
This checkbox enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the symbology field.
The scanner driver searches the beginning of the barcode data for the type of ID
specified in the Barcode tab – Enable Code ID field (AIM or Symbol) plus any custom
identifiers.
When a code ID match is found as the scanner driver processes incoming barcode data,
if the symbology is disabled, the barcode is rejected. Otherwise, the other settings in the
dialog are applied and the barcode is processed. If the symbology is disabled, all other
fields on this dialog are grayed.
When there are no customized settings, and the Enable checkbox is unchecked (All is
selected and no other settings are customized) a confirmation dialog is presented to the
user “You are about to disable all scan input – Is this what you want to do?”. Tap the
Yes button or the No button. Tap the X button to close the dialog without making a
decision.
If there are customized settings, uncheck the Enable checkbox for the All symbology.
This results in disabling all symbologies except the customized ones.
Min
This field specifies the minimum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID)
must meet to be processed. Any barcode scanned that is less than the number of
characters specified in the Min field is rejected. The default for this field is 1.
Max
This field specifies the maximum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID)
can be to be processed. Any barcode scanned that has more characters than specified in
the Max field is rejected. The default for this field is All. If the value entered is greater
than the maximum value allowed for that symbology, the maximum valid length will be
used instead.
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Strip Leading/Trailing Control
This group of controls determines what data is removed from the barcode before the data is
buffered for the application. If all values are set, Code ID takes precedence over Leading and
Trailing; Barcode Data stripping is performed last. Stripping occurs before the Prefix and Suffix
are added, so does not affect them.
See Also: Barcode Processing Overview earlier in this chapter.
Figure 4-7 Strip Leading/Trailing Controls
If the total number being stripped is greater than the number of characters in the barcode data, it
becomes a zero byte data string. If, in addition, Strip Code ID is enabled, and no prefix or suffix is
configured, the processing will return a zero-byte data packet, which will be rejected.
The operation of each type of stripping is defined below:
Leading
This strips the number of characters specified from the beginning of the barcode
data (not including Code ID). The data is stripped unconditionally. This is disabled
by default.
Trailing
This strips the number of characters specified from the end of the barcode data
(not including Code ID). The data is stripped unconditionally. This is disabled by
default.
Code ID
Strips the Code ID based on the type code id specified in the Enable Code ID field
in the Barcode tab. Programmed custom identifiers are always checked (in the
order they are entered) and stripped, regardless of Enable Code ID setting. By
default, Code ID stripping is enabled for all symbologies (meaning code IDs will
be stripped, unless specifically configured otherwise).
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Barcode Data Match List
Barcode
Data
This panel is used to strip data that matches the entry in the Match list from the
barcode. Enter the data to be stripped in the text box and tap the Insert or Add
button. The entry is added to the Match list.
To remove an entry from the Match list, highlight the entry in the list and tap
the Remove button.
Tap the OK button to store any additions, deletions or changes.
Figure 4-8 Barcode Data Match List
Barcode Data Edit Buttons
Add
Entering data into the text entry box enables the Add button. Tap the Add
button and the data is added to the next empty location in the Custom ID list.
Insert
Tap on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert.
Enter data into both the Name and ID Code fields and tap the Insert button. The
data is added to the selected line in the Custom IDs list.
Edit
Double tap on the item to edit. Its values are copied to the text boxes for editing.
The Add button changes to Replace. When Replace is tapped, the values for the
current item in the list are updated.
Clear All
When no item in the Custom IDs list is selected, tapping the Clear All button
clears the Custom ID list and any text written (and not yet added or inserted) in
the Name and ID Code text boxes.
Remove
The Clear All button changes to a Remove button when an item in the Custom
IDs list is selected. Tap the desired line item and then tap the Remove button to
delete it. Line items are Removed one at a time. Contents of the text box fields
are cleared at the same time.
Notes
• Prefix and Suffix data is always added on after stripping is complete, and is not affected by
any stripping settings.
• If the stripping configuration results in a 0 length barcode, a ‘good’ beep will still be
sounded, since barcode data was read from the scanner.
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Match List Rules
The data in the list is processed by the rules listed below:
• Strings in the list will be searched in the order they appear in the list. If the list contains
ABC and AB, in that order, incoming data with ABC will match first, and the AB will have
no effect.
• When a match between the first characters of the barcode and a string from the list is
found, that string is stripped from the barcode data.
• Processing the list terminates when a match is found or when the end of the list is reached.
• If the wildcard * is not specified, the string is assumed to strip from the beginning of the
barcode data. The string ABC* strips off the prefix ABC. The string *XYZ will strip off
the suffix XYZ. The string ABC*XYZ will strip both prefix and suffix together. More than
one * in a configuration string is not allowed. (The user interface will not prevent it, but
results would not be as expected, as only the first * is used in parsing to match the string.)
• The question mark wildcard ? may be used to match any single character in the incoming
data. For example, the data AB?D will match ABCD, ABcD, or AB0D, but not ABDE. It is
valid to have more than one ? in a string to match multiple characters.
• The Barcode Data is saved per symbology configured. The Symbology selected in the
Symbologies dialog defines the symbology for which the data is being configured.
• Note that the Code ID (if any are configured) is ignored by this dialog, regardless of the
setting of Strip: Code ID in the Symbologies dialog. If Strip Code ID is disabled, then the
barcode data to match must include the Code ID. If Strip Code ID is enabled, the data
should not include the Code ID since it has already been stripped.
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Add Prefix/Suffix Control
See Also: Barcode Processing Overview earlier in this chapter.
Figure 4-9 Add Prefix/Suffix Controls
Use this option to specify a string of text, hex values or hat encoded values to be added to the
beginning (prefix) or the end (suffix) of the barcode data. Up to 19 characters can be included in
the string. The string can include any character from the keyboard plus characters specified by hex
equivalent or entering in hat encoding. Please see the “Hat Encoding” section in Appendix B for a
list of characters with their hex and hat-encoded values.
Using the Escape function allows entering of literal hex and hat values.
Add Prefix
To enable a prefix, check the Prefix checkbox and enter the desired string in the
textbox. The default is disabled (unchecked) with a blank text string. When
barcode data is processed, the Prefix string is sent to the output buffer before
any other data. Because all stripping operations have already occurred, stripping
settings do not affect the prefix. The prefix is added to the output buffer for the
Symbology selected from the pulldown list. If ‘All’ is selected, the prefix is
added for any symbology that has not been specifically configured.
Add Suffix
To enable a suffix, check the Suffix checkbox and enter the desired string in the
textbox. The default is disabled (unchecked) with a blank text string. When
barcode data is processed, the Suffix string is sent to the output buffer after the
barcode data. Because all stripping operations have already occurred, stripping
settings do not affect the suffix. The suffix is added to the output buffer for the
Symbology selected from the pulldown list. If ‘All’ is selected, the suffix is
added for any symbology that has not been specifically configured.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” in Appendix B “Technical
Specifications”.
Note:
Non-ASCII equivalent keys in Key Message mode are unavailable in this option. NonASCII equivalent keys include the function keys (e.g. <F1>), arrow keys, Page up, Page
down, Home, and End.
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Barcode – Ctrl Char Mapping
See Also: Barcode Processing Overview earlier in this chapter.
The Ctrl Char Mapping button activates a dialog to define the operations the LXE Wedge
performs on control characters (values less than 0x20) embedded in barcodes. Control characters
can be replaced with user-defined text which can include hat encoded or hex encoded values. In
key message mode, control characters can also be translated to their control code equivalent key
sequences.
Figure 4-10 Barcode Tab – Ctrl Char Mapping
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of Appendix B “Technical
Specifications”.
Translate All
When Translate All is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in scanned
barcodes are assigned to their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are sent in
Character mode.
The wedge provides a one-to-one mapping of control characters to their equivalent
control+character sequence of keystrokes. If control characters are translated, the translation is
performed on the barcode data, prefix, and suffix before the keystrokes are simulated.
Translate All
This option is grayed unless the user has Key Message mode (on the Main tab)
selected. In Key Message mode, when this option is enabled, control
characters embedded in a scanned barcode are translated to their equivalent
‘control’ key keystroke sequence (13 [0x0d] is translated to Control+M
keystrokes as if the user pressed the CTRL, SHIFT, and m keys on the
keypad). Additionally, when Translate All is disabled, any control code which
has a keystroke equivalent (enter, tab, escape, backspace, etc.) is output as a
keystroke. Any control code without a keystroke equivalent is dropped.
Character
This is a drop down combo box that contains the control character name. Refer
to the Character drop down box for the list of control characters and their
names. When a character name is selected from the drop down box, the default
text Ignore (drop) is shown and highlighted in the Replacement edit control.
Ignore (drop) is highlighted so the user can type a replacement if the control
character is not being ignored. Once the user types any character into the
Replacement edit control, reselecting the character from the Character drop
down box redisplays the default Ignore (drop) in the Replacement edit control.
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Replacement
The edit control where the user types the characters to be assigned as the
replacement of the control character. Replacements for a control character are
assigned by selecting the appropriate character from the Character drop down
box, typing the replacement in the Replacement edit control (according to the
formats defined above) and then selecting Assign. The assigned replacement is
then added to the list box above the Assign button.
For example, if ‘Carriage Return’ is replaced by Line Feed (by specifying ‘^J’
or ‘0x0A’) in the configuration, the value 0x0d received in any scanned
barcode (or defined in the prefix or suffix) will be replaced with the value
0x0a.
The Wedge then sends Ctrl+J to the receiving application, rather than Ctrl+M.
List Box
The list box shows all user-defined control characters and their assigned
replacements. All replacements are enclosed in single quotes to delimit white
space that has been assigned.
Delete
This button is grayed unless an entry in the list box is highlighted. When an
entry (or entries) is highlighted, and Delete is selected, the highlighted material
is deleted from the list box.
Barcode – Custom Identifiers
Code IDs can be defined by the user. This allows processing parameters to be configured for
barcodes that do not use the standard AIM or Symbol IDs or for barcodes that have data embedded
at the beginning of the data that acts like a Code ID.
These are called “custom” Code IDs and are included in the Symbology drop down box in the
Symbology dialog, unless Enable Code ID is set to None. When the custom Code ID is found in
a barcode, the configuration specified for the custom Code ID is applied to the barcode data. The
dialog below allows the custom Code IDs to be configured.
It is intended that custom code IDs are used to supplement the list of standard code IDs (if Enable
Code ID is set to AIM or Symbol), or to replace the list of standard code IDs (if Enable Code ID
is set to Custom).
When Enable Code ID is set to None, custom code IDs are ignored.
Note:
Custom symbologies will appear at the end of the list in the Symbology dialog, and are
processed at the beginning of the list in the scanner driver itself. This allows custom IDs
based on actual code IDs to be processed before the code ID itself.
Note:
When Strip: Code ID is enabled, the entire custom Code ID string is stripped (i.e.,
treated as a Code ID).
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Figure 4-11 Barcode Tab – Custom Identifiers
After adding, changing and removing items from the Custom IDs list, tap the OK button to save
changes and return to the Barcode panel.
Parameters
Name text box
Name is the descriptor that is used to identify the custom Code ID. Names
must be unique from each other; however, the Name and ID Code may have
the same value. Name is used in the Symbology drop down box to identify the
custom Code ID in a user-friendly manner. Both Name and ID Code must be
specified in order to add a custom Code ID to the Custom IDs list.
ID Code text box
ID Code defines the data at the beginning of a barcode that acts as an
identifier (the actual Code ID). Both Name and ID Code must be specified in
order to add a custom Code ID to the Custom IDs list.
Buttons
Add
Entering data into both the Name and ID Code fields enables the Add button.
Tap the Add button and the data is added to the next empty location in the
Custon ID list.
Insert
Tap on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert.
Enter data into both the Name and ID Code fields and tap the Insert button. The
data is added to the selected line in the Custom IDs list.
Edit
Double tap on the item to edit. Its values are copied to the text boxes for editing.
The Add button changes to Replace. When Replace is tapped, the values for the
current item in the list are updated.
Clear All
When no item in the Custom IDs list is selected, tapping the Clear All button
clears the Custom ID list and any text written (and not yet added or inserted) in
the Name and ID Code text boxes.
Remove
The Clear All button changes to a Remove button when an item in the Custom
IDs list is selected. Tap the desired line item and then tap the Remove button to
delete it. Line items are Removed one at a time. Contents of the text box fields
are cleared at the same time.
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Configuration
data
Ignore(drop)
Printable text
Hat-encoded text
Escaped hatencoded text
Hex-encoded text
Escaped hexencoded text
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The control
character is
discarded from
the barcode data,
prefix and suffix
Text is
substituted for
Control
Character.
The hat-encoded
text is translated
to the equivalent
hex value.
The hatencoding to pass
thru to the
application.
The hexencoded text is
translated to the
equivalent hex
value.
The hexencoding to pass
thru to the
application.
Example
Control
Character
ESCape
‘Ignore (drop)’
0x1B in the
barcode is
discarded.
Start of TeXt
‘STX’
Carriage
Return
‘^M’
Horizontal
Tab
‘\^I’
Carriage
Return
‘0x0A’
0x02 in a
barcode is
converted to
the text ‘STX’.
Value 0x0d in
a barcode is
converted to
the value 0x0d.
Value 0x09 in
a barcode is
converted to
the text ‘^I’.
Value 0x0D in
a barcode is
converted to a
value 0x0A.
Vertical Tab
‘\0x0A’ or
‘0\x0A’
Example
configuration
Translated
data
Value 0x0C is
a barcode is
converted to
text ‘0x0A’
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The following table shows examples of stripping and prefix/suffix configurations. The examples
assume that the scanner is configured to transmit an AIM identifier.
Symbology
All
EAN-128
(]C1)
EAN-13
(]E0)
Intrlv 2 of 5
(]IO)
Code93
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Min length
1
4
1
1
Max length
all
all
all
10
Strip Code ID
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Strip Leading
3
0
3
3
‘*123’
‘1*’
‘456’
0
0
3
3
Prefix
‘aaa’
‘bbb’
‘ccc’
‘ddd’
Suffix
‘www’
‘xxx’
‘yyy’
‘zzz’
Enable
Strip Barcode Data
Strip Trailing
Provided that the wedge is configured with the above table, below are examples of scanned
barcode data and results of these manipulations.
Barcode Symbology
Raw Scanner Data
Resulting Data
EAN-128
]C11234567890123
bbb1234567890xxx
EAN-128
]C111234567890123
bbb11234567890xxx
EAN-128
]C1123
EAN-13
]E01234567890987
ccc]E04567890yyy
EAN-13
]E01231234567890987
ccc]E0234567890yyy
EAN-13
]E01234
ccc]E0yyy
I2/5
]I04444567890987654321
I2/5
]I04444567890123
ddd7890zzz
I2/5
]I0444
dddzzz
I2/5
]I022245622
ddd45zzz
Code-93
]G0123456
< rejected > (disabled)
Code-93
]G0444444
< rejected > (disabled)
Code-39
]A01234567890
aaa4567890www
Code-39 full ASCII
]A41231234567890
aaa1234567890www
Code-39
]A4
< rejected > (too short)
< rejected > (too long)
< rejected > (too short)
Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner
triggers a good scan beep (from the external scanner), and then the rejection of scanned barcode
data by the processing causes a bad scan beep on the same data.
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Advanced
Advanced
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
If your scanner applet has a “Barcode” tab instead of an “Advanced” tab, please see section titled
“Barcode Manipulation” at the beginning of this chapter.
Factory Default Settings
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
Internal
Port 2
Disabled
Power Port 1 while asleep
Disabled
Send key messages WEDGE
Enabled
Bluetooth
Disabled (Not supported)
Output enable
Disabled (dimmed)
Keys
Left
Scan
Right
Enter
COM Ports (COM1- COM2 – COM3)
Baud Rate
9600
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Data Bits
8
Advanced or Barcode
Translate
Disabled
Strip Leading
0 characters
Strip Trailing
0 characters
Prefix
Disabled
Suffix
Disabled
Barcode
Advanced Barcode Processing Disabled
Notes:
• If the internal scanner has to be configured to operate at any communication settings other
than 9600, N, 8, 1 and the MX3X either loses power or a cold boot command is entered,
the Scanner applet must be reconfigured to match the scanner communication settings.
• ActiveSync will not work over a COM port if that COM port is enabled in the Scanner
applet as scanner input. For example, if COM 1 is being used by the scanner, COM 1 can’t
be used by any other program.
• The MX3P does not have an integrated scanner or RFID capability.
• Bluetooth Manager, Bluetooth service or options are not available for all MX3X devices or
in all MX3X software releases.
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Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in MX3X devices. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain current software and drivers
for your mobile device.
Figure 4-12 Advanced – Main Tab
Parameter
Default
Options
Port 1
Internal
Disabled, COM1, COM3, Internal, Cradle, Bluetooth, Output
Enable.
Port 2
Disabled
Disabled, RFID Internal, COM3, Internal, Cradle, Bluetooth,
Output Enable
Power Port 1
while Asleep
Disabled
Enabled, Disabled. If “Power Port 1 while asleep” is checked,
whichever serial port is enabled as Port 1 will remain powered
while the device is in Suspend, at the cost of reduced battery life.
This allows a tethered scanner to wake the device by pressing the
trigger on the scanner.
Send Key
Messages
Enabled
Enabled, Disabled. If “Send Key Messages …” is checked any
data scan is converted to keystrokes and sent to the active window.
When this box is not checked, the application will need to use the
set of LXE Scanner APIs to retrieve the data from the scanner
driver. Note that this latter method is significantly faster than
using “Wedge”.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered external scanners connected to the RS-232 connector
on the endcap.
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Keys Tab
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in MX3X devices. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain current software and drivers
for your mobile device.
Parameter
Default
Options
Left Scan Key
Scan
Disabled, Scan, Enter key, Tab key, Field Exit key, Virtual
key, RFID (or RFID Read)
Right Scan Key
Enter
key
Disabled, Scan, Enter key, Tab key, Field Exit key, Virtual
key, RFID (or RFID Read)
• If there is no integrated scanner installed in the mobile device, the Left and Right Scan
Keys default to Enter keys.
• On a 5250 device with an integrated scanner, the Left Scan key defaults to Scan and the
Right Scan key defaults to Field Exit key.
The Keys tab sets up what happens when one of the Scan keys are pressed. Note that both keys
can do the same or different functions.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Assigned
Function
Disabled
When either scan key is set to Disabled, the mobile device does nothing when
pressed.
Scan
When set to “Scan” the integrated scanner is activated. If no integrated scanner
is present, the Scan selection is greyed out.
Enter
When set to “Enter”, both the Enter key and the (Scan button) / Enter key
perform the same function.
Tab
When set to “Tab”, both the Tab key and the (Scan button) / Tab key perform
the same function.
Field Exit
5250 devices only. When a Scan key is set to “Field Exit”, the key press
causes the cursor to exit an input field. A field exit key press functions as a
Pause key press on non-5250 devices.
Virtual
When set to “Virtual”, the Virtual Left scan key produces an F20 and the
Virtual Right scan key produces an F21.
RFID
When enabled, the Right Scan / Left Scan key functions as the RFID tag reader
trigger. See the “MX3-RFID Reference Guide”.
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “Utilities”). LXE recommends
caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Scanner.
Set either the ScanCodeLeft or ScanCodeRight to be the scan code of the key to be used as the
virtual key when the Virtual Left key (Left Scan key) or Virtual Right key (Right Scan key) is
pressed. The registry requires a decimal value.
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COM1, COM2, COM3 Tabs
Do not connect a tethered scanner to the USB labelled ports:
COM
Default
Options
COM1
19200, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Baud Rate – 115200 (115200 - RFID only), 38400,
19200, 9600, 4800, 2400, 1200
Power on pin 9 (+5v) Enabled
Data Bits – 8, 7
Stop Bits – 1, 2
Parity – None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
COM2
9600, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity
Baud Rate – 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400,
1200
Power on pin 9 (+5v) Disabled
Data Bits – 8, 7
Stop Bits – 1, 2
Parity – None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
COM3
9600, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity
Baud Rate – 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400,
1200
Power on pin 9 (+5v) Disabled
Data Bits – 8, 7
Stop Bits – 1, 2
Parity – None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Advanced Tab
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in MX3X devices. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain current software and drivers
for your mobile device.
Translate Control Codes
Figure 4-13 Advanced – Translate Control Codes
Note:
If your Advanced tab scanner panel has four button choices, as shown above, then when
the Prefix/Suffix button is tapped, CTRL codes are passed through in Block mode.
If “Translate Control Codes” is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in
scanned barcodes are assigned to their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are
sent in Character mode.
When “Translate Control Codes” is not checked and “Send Key Messages” is checked, CTRL
codes are passed through in Block mode.
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters
Figure 4-14 Advanced – Strip Leading/Trailing Characters
This feature, when enabled, strips the specified number of characters from a barcode, either from
the beginning (leading) or at the end (trailing), or both.
When this feature and the Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix fetaures are both enabled, the leading
and trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is appended.
The configuration for stripping leading and trailing characters is specified independently. To
enable, either or both of the checkboxes labeled Strip Leading and Strip Trailing must be checked.
Then the number of characters to be stripped can be typed into the edit control or set using the spin
control on the right of the edit control.
The maximum number of characters that can be stripped is 99 characters for each leading and
trailing number of characters. When the Strip Leading and Strip Trailing checkboxes are blank (or
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disabled), the edit controls are disabled; however the last specified number of characters to strip is
retained and dimmed.
When the number of characters to be stripped is greater than the number of characters in the
barcode a good read beep is sounded but all barcode data is discarded.
Prefix / Suffix
Figure 4-15 Advanced – Prefix/Suffix
If Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix are combined with Strip Leading and / or Strip Trailing, the
leading and / or trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is added.
The mode for Prefix/Suffix feature is determined by the “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” setting
in the Main tab. When checked (enabled), the prefix/suffix feature is in Key Message mode. Key
message mode sends the prefix, barcode, and suffix to the application with the focus as
keystrokes. In Key message mode all keys on the keypad can be entered.
When the “Send Key Messages” is not checked, Block mode is enabled. Block mode allows ASCII
characters (0x0 – 0x7F), plus backspace, tab, delete, return and escape. In Block mode the
prefix/suffix data is added to the beginning and end of the buffered barcode data that can then be
read by an application from the WDG: device.
Up to 19 characters can be specified for the prefix and up to 19 characters can be specified for the
suffix. The characters can be text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters can
be entered into the prefix and suffix text boxes by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s hex
equivalent, or entering in hat ( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
• To enable the Prefix or Suffix processing, check the associated checkbox. When the box is
checked, the edit controls to the right are enabled. Keys/characters are typed into the edit
control following the checkbox.
• Selecting the Add button then adds the key to the associated list of keys in the read-only
edit control to the right of the Add / Clear buttons. The keys are shown as commadelimited strings.
• To erase the Prefix or Suffix, select the read-only edit control that contains the currently
configured Prefix or Suffix and select the Clear button.
• The Add and Clear buttons function on the control that is selected when the button is
pressed.
• Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return.
• All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key. Some keypad keys are only valid if in
“Key Message” mode. For example, the Function Keys (F1, PF1) are only valid in “Key
Message” mode.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of Appendix B “Technical
Specifications”.
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Barcode Tab
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
Figure 4-16 Barcode Tab
Prefix / Suffix
Note:
Prefix / Suffix is only available when Use Advanced Barcode Processing is disabled.
Figure 4-17 Barcode – Prefix / Suffix
Prefix/Suffix (and pre-existing data) is unavailable when Use Advanced Barcode Processing is
enabled.
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters
This feature, when enabled, strips the specified number of characters from a barcode, either from
the beginning (leading) or at the end (trailing), or both.
When this feature and the Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix features are both enabled, the leading
and trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is appended.
The configuration for stripping leading and trailing characters is specified independently. To
enable, either or both of the checkboxes labeled Strip Leading and Strip Trailing must be checked.
Then the number of characters to be stripped can be typed into the edit control or set using the spin
control on the right of the edit control.
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The maximum number of characters that can be stripped is 99 characters for each leading and
trailing number of characters. When the Strip Leading and Strip Trailing checkboxes are blank (or
disabled), the edit controls are disabled; however the last specified number of characters to strip is
retained and dimmed.
When the number of characters to be stripped is greater than the number of characters in the
barcode a good read beep is sounded but all barcode data is discarded.
Prefix / Suffix
If Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix are combined with Strip Leading and / or Strip Trailing, the
leading and / or trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is added.
The mode for Prefix/Suffix feature is determined by the “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” setting
in the Main tab. When checked (enabled), the prefix/suffix feature is in Key Message mode. Key
message mode sends the prefix, barcode, and suffix to the application with the focus as
keystrokes. In Key message mode all keys on the keypad can be entered.
When the “Send Key Messages” is not checked, Block mode is enabled. Block mode allows ASCII
characters (0x0 – 0x7F), plus backspace, tab, delete, return and escape. In Block mode the
prefix/suffix data is added to the beginning and end of the buffered barcode data that can then be
read by an application from the WDG: device.
Up to 19 characters can be specified for the prefix and up to 19 characters can be specified for the
suffix. The characters can be text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters can
be entered into the prefix and suffix text boxes by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s hex
equivalent, or entering in hat ( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
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To enable the Prefix or Suffix processing, check the associated checkbox. When the box
is checked, the edit controls to the right are enabled. Keys/characters are typed into the
edit control following the checkbox.
•
Selecting the Add button then adds the key to the associated list of keys in the read-only
edit control to the right of the Add / Clear buttons. The keys are shown as commadelimited strings.
•
To erase the Prefix or Suffix, select the read-only edit control that contains the currently
configured Prefix or Suffix and select the Clear button.
•
The Add and Clear buttons function on the control that is selected when the button is
pressed.
•
Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return.
•
All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key. Some keypad keys are only valid if in
“Key Message” mode. For example, the Function Keys (F1, PF1) are only valid in “Key
Message” mode.
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Interaction between Strip Leading/Trailing and Prefix/Suffix Settings
1.
Replacements are not done on the Prefix and Suffix, only the barcode data, for both Block
and Key Message mode. Control characters in the Prefix and Suffix are translated when
Translate All is enabled.
2.
Replacements are done on the barcode data and then characters are stripped for both Strip
Leading and Strip Trailing features. As an example, suppose we have the following data
and configuration:
The barcode scanned begins with Group Separator (GS) followed by the character ‘A’
Group Separator is translated to ‘GS’
Strip Leading is set to 2
In this case, the Group Separator is translated to ‘GS’ and then the ‘GS’ is stripped by the
Strip Leading setting; rather than the Group Separator and ‘A’ being stripped.
3.
If Translate All is enabled and replacements are assigned, the assigned replacements take
precedence over the default one-to-one translation enabled by Translate all. For example if
Translate All is enabled and Carriage Return is replaced by ^J, the value, 0x0d, in the
barcode (prefix and suffix) are replaced with CTRL+Shift+J instead of CTRL+Shift+M
keystrokes in Key Message mode.
4.
Since the assigned replacements are applied before the Translate All is performed, if a
control character is set to ‘Ignore (drop)’ by the assigned replacements, it is discarded
before the Translate All processing is performed and is therefore not translated.
5.
Since the assigned replacements are applied before the Translate All is performed, if a
control character is set to text by the assigned replacements, the text is substituted for the
control character. In this case, the control character would not be in the data processed by
the Translate All feature.
6.
If the application that is accessing the Barcode Wedge in Block mode, supports Hat
encoded characters, like ^M, hat encoded characters can be assigned in the defined action
and then interpreted by the receiving application by using the ‘escape’ format described
above. The same is true for hex-encoded characters.
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Ctrl Char Mapping
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
Figure 4-18 Barcode – Ctrl Translation
Note that Control Character Mapping is available regardless of the status of the Use Advanced
Barcode Processing checkbox.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of Appendix B “Technical
Specifications”.
Translate All
If “Translate All” is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in scanned
barcodes are assigned to their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are sent in
Character mode.
When “Translate All” is not checked and “Send Key Messages” is checked, CTRL codes are
passed through in Block mode.
The wedge provides a one-to-one mapping of control characters to their equivalent
control+character sequence of keystrokes in Key Message mode. If a control character is replaced
by another control character, the replacement is performed on the barcode data, prefix, and suffix
before the keystrokes are simulated.
For example, if ‘Carriage Return’ is replaced by Line Feed (by specifying ‘^J’ or ‘0x0A’) in the
configuration, the value 0x0d received in any scanned barcode (or defined in the prefix or suffix)
will be replaced with the value 0x0a.
The Wedge then sends Ctrl+J to the receiving application, rather than Ctrl+M.
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selected. In Key Message mode, when this option is enabled, control
characters embedded in a scanned barcode are translated to their equivalent
‘control’ key keystroke sequence (13 [0x0d] is translated to Control+M
keystrokes as if the user pressed the CTRL, SHIFT, and m keys on the
keypad). It does not replace control characters in the prefix and suffix. The
assignments provided by this enhancement allow the user to override the oneto-one translation provided by Translate All.
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Character
This is a drop down combo box that contains the control character name. Refer
to the table in “Assigned Replacements” for the list of control characters and
their names. When a character name is selected from the combo box, the text
‘Ignore (drop)’ is shown and highlighted in the Replacement edit control.
‘Ignore (drop)’ is highlighted so the user can type a replacement if the control
character is not being ignored. Once the user types into the Replacement edit
control, reselecting the character form Character combo box redisplays the
‘Ignore (drop)’ default in the Replacement edit control.
Replacement
The edit control where the user types the characters to be assigned as the
replacement of the control character. Replacements for a control character are
assigned by selecting the appropriate character from the Character combo box,
typing the replacement in the Replacement edit control (according to the
formats defined above) and then selecting Assign. The assigned replacement is
then added to the list box above the Assign button.
List Box
The list box shows all user-defined control characters and their assigned
replacements. All replacements are enclosed in single quotes to delimit white
space that has been assigned.
Delete
This button is grayed unless an entry in the list box is highlighted. When an
entry (or entries) is highlighted, and Delete is selected, the highlighted material
is deleted from the list box.
Scancode Enable
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
See the “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide”, section titled “Data Options” for full details on
AIM Codes and Symbol Codes.
Figure 4-19 Barcode – Scancode Enable/Disable
Note that Scancode Enable is available regardless of the status of the Use Advanced Barcode
Processing checkbox.
This panel displays a list of all barcode symbologies supported by the integrated barcode scanner.
Barcodes are sent to the application just as they are received from the scanner and before the ‘Strip
Leading / Trailing’ or ‘Append Prefix / Suffix’ features.
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Advanced Processing
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
Note that the Use Advanced Barcode Processing checkbox must be enabled before Advanced
Processing can occur.
See Also: The “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide”, section titled “Data Options” for full
details on AIM Code IDs and Symbol Code IDs.
Figure 4-20 Barcode – Advanced Processing
No Code ID
Default. All symbology IDs are transmitted. This means that by default,
all good scan barcodes are sent to the application just as they are
received from the scanner, regardless of any possible symbology ID
attached. The Strip Code ID radio button is unavailable when No Code
ID is enabled.
AIM Code ID
Enabling the Strip Code ID checkbox ensures the 3-character AIM Code
ID symbology is stripped off by the WEDGE before the barcode is
made available to the application. Disable Data inludes Symbol Code ID
if the AIM Code ID parameter is enabled. When Strip Code ID is
disabled (unchecked), the Code ID is included in the barcode data being
matched.
Symbol Code ID
Enabling Strip Code ID ensures the 1-character Symbol Code ID
symbology is stripped off by the WEDGE before the barcode is made
available to the application. Disable Data includes AIM Code ID if the
Symbol Code ID parameter is enabled. When Strip Code ID is disabled
(unchecked), the Code ID is included in the barcode data being
matched.
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Strip Code ID
Enabling this parameter removes the number of characters (specified by AIM Code ID or Symbol
Code ID radio button setting) before the barcode is sent to the application.
Figure 4-21 Barcode – Advanced Processing – Strip Code ID
This checkbox is unavailable when Data includes no Code ID radio button is enabled.
Strip Identifiers from EAN128 Barcodes
When Strip Code ID is disabled (unchecked), the AIM Code or Symbol Code ID is included in the
barcode data being matched.
Scanned barcodes are not matched against the following parameters unless they are EAN128
barcodes. If the scan engine does not support EAN128 barcodes, or EAN128 barcodes have been
disabled, the Strip Identifiers from EAN128 Barcodes function is not available.
Figure 4-22 Barcode – Advanced Processing – EAN128 Barcodes
The user specifies whether the barcodes have an AIM Code ID (3 characters) or a Symbol Code
ID (1 character). They also specify whether the AIM or Symbol Code ID will be stripped or
passed through to the Codes match, as long as the barcode is an EAN128 barcode.
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Adding Codes to the Match List for EAN128 Barcodes
The first elements of an EAN128 barcode are matched against the entries in the Match Code list,
in the order entered in the list. For example, if the match code list contains Item 0 ABC, Item 1 C
and Item 2 AB in that order, the AB has no effect. When a match is found (e.g. Code ID A was
matched by Item 0 ABC and the process terminated) or when the end of the list is reached,
processing terminates.
Up to 20 Codes (up to 16 characters each) can be added to the Match list. The characters can be
text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters can be entered into the Match
Code List text box by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s hex equivalent, or entering in hat
( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
• Keys/characters are typed into the lower left text box.
• To add a match code, move the cursor to the lower left text box. Add the characters to the
box and select the Add button to place the new Match Code in the List Box.
• To edit a match code, highlight the match code in the List Box and double-click. The match
code text is moved to the lower left text box. Make changes to the copied match code and
select the Add button.
• To delete a match code, highlight the code in the List Box and select the Remove button.
The match code is deleted from the list.
• After adding, editing or removing match codes, perform the Suspend/Resume function to
store your changes in the registry.
• Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return. See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of Appendix B
“Technical Specifications”.
• All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key.
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Chapter 5 Wireless Network Configuration
Introduction
The MX3X mobile device offers a choice of Cisco, Symbol and Summit clients. The Summit
client device is an 802.11g network card. The Cisco and Symbol client network cards are 802.11b
clients. They can be configured for the security types listed below.
Certificates are necessary for many of the WPA authentications. Please refer to the “Certificates”
section at the end of this chapter for more information on generating and installing certificates.
Please refer to the table below for the security options supported for each network client type.
Type
Security Options
Supported
Summit Client
Cisco Client
Symbol Client
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
EAP-FAST
Yes
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EAP-TLS
No*
Yes
No
LEAP
Yes
Yes
Yes
PEAP-GTC
Yes
Yes
No
PEAP-MSCHAP
Yes
Yes
No
WEP
Yes
Yes
Yes
WPA/LEAP
Yes
Yes
No
WPA-PSK
Yes
Yes
No
* Not available when this manual was published. Check with your LXE representative for current
availability.
Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
• The Summit profile settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the
security option chosen.
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server
and Access Point for MX3X communication. It is available on the LXE
Manuals CD and the LXE ServicePass website.
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
It may be necessary to upgrade radio drivers in order to use certain Summit
Client Utility (SCU) features described in this chapter. Please contact your
LXE representative for details.
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EAP-FAST is supported only with automatic PAC provisioning.
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Summit Client Configuration
The Summit client requires driver 1.2.1 SCU 1.2.4 or later. All MX3X’s with a Summit wireless
device ship with this software revision or greater. To identify the software version, tap the
“About” icon in Start | Settings | Control Panel.
Summit Client Utility Icon
Start the Summit Client configuration by tapping the Summit Client Utility icon on the desktop.
You can also start the Summit Client utility by tapping Start | Programs | Summit | SCU.
Important: Perform a Warm Reset after adding a new profile or changing parameters of an
existing profile to save the changed parameters in the registry. Perform a Warm Reset by using the
Power key to first Suspend then Resume the mobile device.
Summit Client Utility
Access:
Start | Programs | Summit | SCU or SCU Icon on Desktop
Figure 5-1 Summit Client Utility
The Main tab provides information, admin login and active config (profile) selection.
Profile specific parameters are found on the Config tab. The parameters on this tab can be set to
unique values for each profile.
The Status tab contains information on the current connection.
The Diags tab provides utilities to troubleshoot the client connection. Diagnostics, Update
Driver, and Site Survey functions are not available in this release.Contact your LXE
representative for availability.
Global parameters are found on the Global Settings tab. The values for these parameters apply to
all profiles.
Help
Help is available by clicking the ? button in the title bar on most SCU screens.
SCU Help may also be accessed by selecting Start | Help and tapping the Summit Client Utility
link. The SCU does not have to be open to view the help information using this option.
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Summit Tray Icon
The Summit tray icon
provides access to the SCU and is a visual indicator of link status.
The Summit tray icon is displayed when:
• The Summit radio is installed and active.
• The Windows Zero Config utility is not active.
• The Tray Icon setting is On.
Tap the icon to launch the Summit Configuration Utility.
Use the tray icon to view the link status:
Summit client is not currently associated or authenticated to an Access Point.
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is -80
dBm or weaker.
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is stronger
than -80dBm but not stronger than -60 dBm.
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is stronger
than -60 dBm but not stronger than -40 dBm.
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is stronger
than -40 dBm.
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Client
• The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with a red
X through them, indicating that Wireless Zero Config application is enabled but the
connection is inactive at this time (the MX3X is not connected to a network).
• You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client Utility to
connect to your network. LXE recommends using the Summit Client Utility to connect to
your network. The Wireless Zero Configuration Utility cannot control the complete set of
security features of the radio.
Select ThirdPartyConfig in the Active Config drop down list as the active profile. Warmboot the
MX3X. The Summit Client Utility passes control to Wireless Zero Config and the WZC Wireless
Information control panel. Using the options in the Wireless Zero Config panels, set up client and
security settings. LXE does not recommend use of the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility for
configuring the client device as it cannot be used to configure all supported security protocols.
To switch back to Summit client control, select any other profile in the SCU Active Config drop
down list, except ThirdPartyConfig. Warmboot the MX3X. Wireless client control is passed to the
SCU.
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Main Tab
Factory Default Settings
Admin Login
Radio
Active Config
SUMMIT
Enabled
Default
Figure 5-2 SCU – Main Tab
The Main tab displays information about the client device including:
• SCU (Summit Client Utility) version
• Driver version
• Regulatory Domain
• Copyright Info
• Active Config
• Status of the network device (Down, Associated, Authenticated, etc).
The Active Config (profile) can be switched without logging in to Administrator mode. Selecting
a different profile from the drop down list does not require logging in to Administrator mode. The
profile must already exist. LXE recommends performing a Suspend/Resume function when
changing profiles. Profiles can be created or edited after the Administrator password has been
entered and accepted (LXE recommends that only the “default” profile be edited).
The Disable Radio button is used to disable the network card. Once disabled, the button label
changes to Enable Radio.
The Admin Login button provides access to editing client device parameters. Config and Global
Settings may only be edited after entering the Admin Login password. The password is casesensitive. Once logged in, the button label changes to Admin Logout. To logout, either tap the
Admin Logout button or exit the SCU without tapping the Admin Logout button.
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Administrator Login
To login to Administrator mode, tap the Admin login button.
Once logged in, the button label changes to Admin Logout. The admin is automatically logged out
when the SCU is exited. The Admin can either tap the Admin Logout button, or a navigation
button (X or OK), to logout. The Administrator remains logged in when the SCU is not closed and
a Suspend/Resume function is performed.
Figure 5-3 Admin Password Entry
Enter the Admin password (the default password is SUMMIT and is case sensitive) and tap OK. If
the password is incorrect an error message is displayed.
The Administrator default password can be changed on the Global Settings tab.
The end user can:
• View the current parameter settings for the profiles on the Config tab.
• View the global parameter settings on the Global Settings tab.
• The current connection details on the Status tab.
• Radio status, software versions and regulatory domain on the Main tab.
After Admin login, the end user can also:
• Turn radio On/Off on the Main tab.
• Select active Config (Profile) on the Main tab.
• Create, edit, rename and delete profiles on the Config tab.
• Edit global parameters on the Global Setting tabs.
• Access additional troubleshooting features on the Diags tab.
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Config Tab
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes before leaving this panel or the SCU. If the panel
is exited before tapping the Commit button, changes are not saved!
Factory Default Settings
Config Profile
SSID
Client Name
Power Save
Tx Power
Bit Rate
Radio Mode
Auth Type
EAP type
Encryption
Default
Blank
Blank
Fast
Maximum
Auto
BG Optimized
Open
None
None
Figure 5-4 SCU – Config Tab
When logged in as an Administrator (see “Administrator Login”), use the Config tab to manage
profiles. When not logged in as an Administrator, the parameters can be viewed, and cannot be
changed. The buttons on this tab are greyed out if the user is not logged in as an Administrator.
Buttons
Button
Function
Rename
Assigns a new, unique name. If the new name is not unique, an error message is
displayed and the profile is not renamed.
Delete
Deletes the profile. The current active profile cannot be deleted and an error
message is displayed if a delete is attempted.
New
Creates a new profile with the default settings (see “Config Parameters”) and
prompts for a unique name. If the name is not unique, an error message is
displayed and the new profile is not created.
Commit
Saves the profile settings made on this screen. Settings are saved in the profile.
Credentials
Allows entry of a username and password, certificate names, and other
information required to authenticate with the access point. The information
required depends on the EAP type.
WEP/PSK
Keys
Allows entry of WEP keys or pass phrase as required by the type of encryption.
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is not clicked before an attempt is made to close or browse away from the Config tab.
IMPORTANT – The settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the security
type chosen. Please refer to “Wireless Security” later in this Summit Client Utility section to
determine the proper settings for the security type implemented on the wireless LAN.
Config Parameters
Parameter
Default
Explanation
Config
Default
A string of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters, establishes the
name of the Config or Profile.
Options are Default or ThirdPartyConfig.
SSID
Blank
A string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Establishes the
Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the WLAN to which the
network card connects.
Client Name
Blank
A string of up to 16 characters. The client name is assigned to
the network card and the device using the network card. The
client name may be passed to networking devices, e.g. Access
Points.
Power Save
Fast
Power save mode is On.
Options are: Constantly Awake Mode (CAM) power save off,
Maximum (power saving mode) and Fast (power saving
mode).
Tx Power
Maximum
Maximum setting regulates Tx power to the Max power setting
for the current regulatory domain.
Options are: Maximum, 50mW, 30mW, 10mW or 1mW.
Bit Rate
Auto
Setting the rate to Auto will allow the Access Point to
automatically negotiate the bit rate with the wireless network
device.
Options are: Auto, 1 Mbit, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or
54 Mbit.
Radio Mode
BG
Optimized
or
BG Rates
Full
Specify 802.11g and/or 802.11b when communicating with the
Access Point.
Options are: B rates only, BG Rates full, G rates only, BG
optimized.
Note: Default value may vary depending on installed SCU
driver version.
Auth Type
Open
802.11 authentication type used when associating with the
Access Point.
Options are: Open, LEAP, or Shared key.
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Parameter
Default
Explanation
EAP Type
None
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used for 802.1x
authentication to the Access Point.
Options are: None, LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP-MSCHAP, or
PEAP-GTC.
Note: EAP Type chosen determines whether the Credentials
button is active and also determines the available
entries in the Credentials pop-up window.
Encryption
None
Type of encryption to be used to protect transmitted data.
Options are: None, Manual WEP, Auto WEP, WPA PSK,
WPA TKIP, WPA2 PSK, WPA2 AES, CCKM TKIP, Manual
WEP CKIP, or Auto WEP CKIP.
Note: The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP/PSK
Keys button is active and also determines the available
entries in the WEP or PSK pop-up window.
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Status Tab
Figure 5-5 SCU – Status Tab
This screen displays information on the current profile and network connection. Information
cannot be edited or changed on the Status panel. The panel displays:
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The client name, IP address and MAC address
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The status of the network connection (down, associated, authenticated, etc.)
•
The name, IP address and MAC address of the Access Point maintaining the
connection to the network.
•
Signal strength (changes with network activity).
•
Channel currently being used for wireless traffic.
•
Current transmit power in mW.
•
Rate in Mbps.
After completing radio configuration, it is good practice to review this screen to verify
the radio has associated (no encryption, WEP) or authenticated (LEAP, any WPA), as
indicated above.
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Diags Tab
The Diags panel can be used for troubleshooting network traffic and wireless connectivity issues
for the IP address shown above the Release/Renew button.
Administrator login is required for the (Re)connect button function.
Note:
Diagnostics and Site Survey functions are not available in this release.
Figure 5-6 SCU – Diags Tab
Buttons
Button
Function
(Re)connect
Tap this button to apply, or reapply, the current config profile and attempt to
associate or authenticate to the wireless LAN. Activity is logged in the
Diagnotic Output text box on the lower part of the panel. Administrator login
required for this function.
Diagnostics
Tapping this button begins an attempt to (re)connect to the wireless LAN.
This option provides more data in the Diagnostics Output text box than the
(Re)connect option. The data dump includes network card state, profile
settings, global settings, and a list of access points by SSID broadcasting in
the client’s immediate area. Not available in this release.
Start Ping
Tap the text box and type an IP address to Ping. Tap the Start Ping button to
start pinging the IP address. The button name changes to Stop Ping. Tap Stop
Ping to end the pinging process. The pinging process ends when any other
button on this panel is tapped or a different menu tab is selected. Ping results
are displayed in the Diagnostic Output text box.
Release/Renew
Release the current IP address to obtain a new IP address. This option renews
the IP address when applicable. Activity is logged in the Diagnostic Output
text box. If a fixed IP address has been assigned to the client device, this is
also noted in the Diagnostic Output box. The current IP address is displayed
above the Release/Renew button.
Site Survey
Not available in this release.
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Global Settings Tab
The parameters on the Global Settings panel can only be changed when an Administrator is logged
in. No password is required to view the parameter settings.
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes. If the panel is closed before tapping the Commit
button, changes are not saved!
Factory Default Settings
RX Diversity
TX Diversity
Preamble
G Shorslot
Roam Trigger
Roam Delta
Roam Period
Frag Threshold
RTS Threshold
Ping Payload
Ping Timeout
Ping Delay ms
LED
Hide Passwords
Admin Password
Certs Path
CCX
WMM
On-Start on Main
On
Auto
Auto
-65 dBm
10 dBm
10 sec.
2346
2347
32 bytes
5000
1000
Off
Off
Blank
System
Off
Off
Figure 5-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab
Global Parameters
Note:
Unsaved Changes -- Newer versions of the SCU display a reminder if the Commit button
is not clicked before an attempt is made to close or browse away from the Config tab.
Parameter
Default
Function
RX Diversity
On-start on Main
How to handle antenna diversity when receiving
packets from the Access Point.
Options are: Main Only (use the main antenna only),
Aux Only (use the auxiliary antenna only), On-start on
Main (on startup, use the main antenna), or On-start on
Aux (on startup, use the auxiliary antenna).
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Parameter
Default
Function
TX Diversity
On
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting
packets to the Access Point.
Options are: Main only (use the main antenna only),
Aux only (use the auxiliary antenna only), or On (use
diversity or both antennas).
Preamble
Auto
The type of client header, or preamble, for packets.
Options are: Auto, Short, or Long.
G Short Slot
Auto
802.1x short slot timing mode.
Options are: Auto, On, or Off.
Note: The G Short Slot parameter has no effect on the
Summit client device. This option is always set to On
regardless of the parameter setting. This parameter is
not present in some versions of the SCU.
Roam Trigger
-65 dBm
If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the
client device looks for a different Access Point with a
stronger signal.
Options are: -50 dBm, -55, -60, -65, -70, or -75 dBm.
Roam Delta
10 dBm
The amount by which a different Access Point signal
strength must exceed the current Access Point signal
strength before roaming to the different Access Point is
attempted.
Options are: 5 dBm, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 dBm.
Roam Period
10 sec
The amount of time, after association or a roam scan
with no roam, that the radio collects Received Signal
Strength Indication (RSSI) scan data before a roaming
decision is made.
Options are: 5 sec, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50,
55, or 60 sec.
Frag Thresh
2346
If the packet size (in bytes) exceeds the specified
number of bytes set in the fragment threshold, the
packet is fragmented (sent as several pieces instead of
as one block). Use a low setting in areas where
communication is poor or where there is a great deal of
wireless interference.
Options are: Any number between 256 bytes and 2346
bytes.
RTS Thresh
2347
If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes
set in the Request to Send (RTS) threshold, an RTS is
sent before sending the packet. A low RTS threshold
setting can be useful in areas where many client
devices are associating with the Access Point.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 2347.
Ping Payload
32 bytes
Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping.
Options are: 32 bytes, 64, 128, 512, or 1024 bytes.
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Parameter
Default
Function
Ping Timeout
ms
5000
The amount of time, in milliseconds, that a device will
be continuously pinged. The Stop Ping button can be
tapped to end the ping process ahead of the ping
timeout.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 30000 ms.
Ping Delay ms
1000
The amount of time, in milliseconds, between each
ping after a Start Ping button tap.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 30000 ms.
LED
Off
The LED on the network card is not visible to the user
when the network card is installed in a sealed mobile
device.
Options are: On, Off.
Hide Password
Off
If On, the Summit Config Utility masks passwords
(characters on the screen are displayed as an *) as they
are typed and when they are viewed. When Off,
password characters are not masked.
Options are: On, Off.
Admin
Password
SUMMIT
A string of up to 64 alphanumeric characters that must
be entered when the Admin Login button is tapped. If
Hide Password is On, the password is masked when
typed in the Admin Password Entry text box. The
password is case sensitive.
Options are: none.
Certs Path
System
A valid directory path, of up to 64 characters, where
WPA Certificate Authority and User Certificates are
stored on the mobile device. LXE suggests ensuring the
directory path currently exists before assigning the path
in this parameter. See sections titled “Root
Certificates” and “User Certificates” later in this
chapter for instructions on obtaining CA and User
Certificates.
Options are: none.
For example, when the valid certificate is stored as My
Computer/System/mycertificate.cer, enter System in
the Certs Path text box as the directory path.
CCX
Off
Use of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) radio
management and AP specified maximum transmit
power features.
Options are: On, Off.
WMM
Off
Use of Wi-Fi Multimedia extensions.
Options are: On, Off.
Tray Icon
On
Determines if the Summit icon is displayed in the
System tray.
Options are: On, Off.
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Summit Wireless Security
Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Config tab according to the type
of wireless security used by your network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required
to successfully connect to a network. Your system may require more parameters than are listed in
these instructions. Please see your System Administrator for complete information about your
network and its wireless security requirements.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will
fail.
Default profile
LXE recommends editing the Default profile instead of creating new
profiles. Important: Perform a soft reset (or Suspend/Resume) after
changing parameters to save the changed parameters in the registry.
Switching profiles
Successfully connecting after switching from one profile to another may
take up to 30 seconds from the moment the “Is not authenticated” or “Is
not Associated” messages are displayed.
Adding, changing or
renaming profiles
LXE recommends performing a Warmboot function (or
Suspend/Resume) after tapping the Commit button.
Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP and
PEAP/GTC
A sign-on screen is created by leaving the user name and password blank when configuring the
credentials for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP, PEAP/GTC. The sign-on screen is
displayed upon each reboot function, and return from Suspend function, for the listed protocols.
Figure 5-8 Credential Sign-on Screen
When using wireless security that requires a user name and password to be entered, the Summit
Client Utility offers two choices:
• The User name and Password may be entered on the Credentials screen. If this method is
selected, anyone using the mobile device can access the network.
• The User name and Password are left blank on the Credentials screen. When this method is
used and the mobile device attempts to connect to the network, a sign-on screen is
displayed. The user must enter the User name and Password at that time to authenticate.
Enter the user name and password and tap OK.
Verify the device is authenticated by reviewing the Status tab. When the device is properly
configured, the Status tab indicates the device is Authenticated and the method used for
authentication.
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No Security
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-9 Summit Profile with No Security
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to None.
Set Encryption to None.
Tap the Commit button 5 to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
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LXE recommends performing a soft reset or Suspend/Resume function each time the Commit button is
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WEP Keys
Please see your System Administrator for complete information about your network WEP key
requirements.
To connect using WEP, use the following minimum required profile options..
• Auth Type = Open
• EAP Type = None
• Encryption = Manual WEP
Tap the WEP/PSK Keys button. The WEP Key Entry text entry box appears.
Figure 5-10 Summit WEP Keys
Enter the WEP key. If there are more than one set of keys, tap the radio button in front of the Key
to be used.
WEP keys may be entered in Hex or ASCII format. For previous versions of the SCU, if the WEP
key entry does not offer a choice between Hex and ASCII, the key must be in Hex (refer to the
Hex Key Format segment that follows).
Once configured, tap OK then tap the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is
selected on the Main tab and warm boot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after
the radio connects to the network.
Hex Key Format
Valid keys are 10 (for 40 bit encryption) or 26 (for 128 bit encryption) hexadecimal characters (09, A-F). Enter the key(s) and tap OK.
ASCII Key Format
Valid keys are 5 (for 40 bit encryption) or 13 (for 128 bit encryption) alphanumeric characters.
Enter the key(s) and tap OK.
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LEAP w/o WPA Authentication
If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type client
parameter to “Open”.
If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type client parameter to “LEAP”.
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-11 Summit Profile for LEAP w/o WPA
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open. Set EAP Type to LEAP. Set Encryption to Auto WEP.
To use Stored Credentials, tap the Credentials button.
Note:
No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the
User name and Password when connecting to the network.
Figure 5-12 Summit LEAP Credentials
Enter the Username or Domain \Username in the Credentials popup text entry box, if desired.
Enter the Password, if desired. Tap OK. Tap the Commit button to save the new profile
configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Please see “WPA/LEAP Authentication” later in this section to configure the client for WPA
LEAP.
Please see “Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP, and PEAP/GTC” earlier in
this chapter if the username and password are left blank during setup.
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EAP-FAST Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-13 Summit Profile for EAP-FAST
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open. Set EAP Type to EAP-FAST. Set Encryption to WPA TKIP.
The SCU only supports EAP-FAST with automatic PAC provisioning. The user credentials,
whether entered on the saved credentials screen or the signon screen, are sent to the RADIUS
server. The RADIUS server must have auto provisioning enabled to send the PAC provisioning
credentials to the client device. Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on
the RADIUS server configuration.
To use Stored Credentials, tap the Credentials button.
Note:
No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the
User name and Password when connecting to the network.
Figure 5-14 Summit EAP-FAST Credentials
Enter the Username or Domain \Username in the Credentials popup text entry box, if desired.
Enter the Password, if desired. Tap OK. Tap the Commit button to save the new profile
configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Please see “Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP, and PEAP/GTC” earlier in
this chapter if the username and password are left blank during setup.
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PEAP/MSCHAP Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-15 Summit Profile for PEAP/MSCHAP
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP.
Set Encryption to Auto WEP (without WPA). To configure PEAP-MSCHAP for WPA set
Encryption to WPA TKIP.
To use Stored Credentials, tap the Credentials button.
Note:
No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the
User name and Password when connecting to the network.
Enter the Username or Domain\Username in the Credentials popup text entry box, if desired.
Enter the Password, if desired.
Leave the CA Certificate Filename blank for now.
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Figure 5-16 Summit PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials
Once successfully authenticated, copy the CA certificate into the \System directory of the device.
Once the file is in the \System directory, enter the file name in the CA Certificate Filename text
box.
Tap OK then tap the Commit button. Perform a warm reset function. 6
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user
authentication.
Please see “Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP, and PEAP/GTC” earlier in
this chapter if the username and password are left blank during setup.
Note:
The date must be properly set on the mobile device to authenticate a certificate.
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tapped.
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WPA/LEAP Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-17 Summit Profile with LEAP for WPA TKIP
To use Stored Credentials, tap the Credentials button.
Note:
No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the
User name and Password when connecting to the network.
Figure 5-18 Summit WPA/LEAP Credentials
Enter the Username or Domain \Username in the Credentials popup text entry box, if desired.
Enter the Password, if desired. Tap OK.
Tap the Commit button to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Please see “LEAP w/o WPA” earlier in this section to configure the client for LEAP without
WPA.
Please see “Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP, and PEAP/GTC” earlier in
this chapter if the username and password are left blank during setup.
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WPA PSK Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-19 Summit Profile with WPA/PSK Encryption
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to None.
Set Encryption to WPA PSK.
Tap the WEP/PSK Keys button.
Figure 5-20 Summit PSK Entry
Enter the Passphrase in the PSK Entry popup text entry box. This value can be a 64 hex character
or an 8-63 byte ASCII value. Tap OK
Tap the Commit button to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Tap the Main tab. The screen shows the “WPA PSK” Active Config is Associated after the client
connects to the network.
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PEAP/GTC Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 5-21 Configure a Summit Profile with PEAP/GTC
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile. Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to PEAP-GTC. Set Encryption to WPA TKIP.
To use Stored Credentials, tap the Credentials button.
Note:
No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the
User name and Password when connecting to the network.
Figure 5-22 PEAP/GTC Credentials
Enter the Username or Domain\Username in the Credentials popup text entry box, if desired.
Enter the Password, if desired. Leave the CA Certificate Filename blank for now.
Tap OK. Tap Commit.
Once successfully authenticated, copy the CA certificate into the System directory of the device.
Once the certificate file is in the System directory, enter the filename in CA Certificate Filename
on the popup Credentials data entry box.
Tap OK. Tap the Commit button to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a Warm Reset function to connect using the new profile configuration.
Please see “Sign-on Screen for LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP/MS-CHAP, and PEAP/GTC” earlier in
this chapter if the username and password are left blank during setup.
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Cisco Client Configuration
Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
Aironet Client Utility (ACU)
Access:
Note:
Start | Aironet Client Utility or ACU Icon on Desktop
When making changes to profile parameters, the mobile device should be warmbooted
afterwards. Cisco options are available on the MX3X and MX3-RFID devices.
Figure 5-23 Cisco Aironet Client Utility
Note:
To configure WPA, please see “Cisco Configuration”, later in this chapter.
Profiles Tab
See the following “Profiles Tab” section for default profile parameter
settings..
Firmware Tab
Displays the current firmware version and allows you to load new
firmware. Tap the Browse button to locate the new firmware file.
Status Tab
Immediately runs status on : signal strength and signal quality.
Statistics Tab
Select the Receive Stats or Transmit Stats. The data is displayed on the
screen.
Survey Tab
Immediately runs signal strength and quality and link speed. An option
is available to Setup parameters for Active Mode reporting.
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Profile Parameters
Use this option to manage profiles and review firmware information, status, statistics and wireless
device survey data.
Profile Parameter
SSID
Client Name
Infrastructure Mode
Power Save Mode
Network Security Type
WEP
Authentication Types
LEAP
Mixed Mode
World Mode
Data Rates
Transmit Power
Offline Channel Scan
Default
Blank
Blank
Yes
Fast PSP
None
No WEP
Open
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
MAX
Enabled
Select an active profile to manage.
Figure 5-24 Cisco Profile Properties Screen
Tap the WEP Keys button to enter WEP information. If a key is already entered, the “Already
set?” checkbox is checked. The previously entered key value is not displayed for security.
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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is only available on mobile device’s equipped with the updated
Cisco client driver (release 2.60 or later).
WPA requires software revision 1ED or greater. To identify the software revision, please tap the
“About” icon in the Control Panel.
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server and
Access Point for Cisco client communication.
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
System Requirements
To support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the mobile device must be equipped as follows:
•
Cisco 350 network card with driver release 2.60 (or later).
The LXE MX3X supports WPA and all authentications. The Microsoft supplicant and Cisco
supplicants are used separately or together to provide support for the different authentications.
Most of the configuration is done with the Microsoft Wireless Configuration tool.
WPA/LEAP requires the Cisco supplicant and Cisco ACU configuration tool.
Installing Client Device Drivers
Which version of the Cisco client driver should be installed depends on which authentication
protocol is to be configured.
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Cisco PEAP should not be installed if using PEAP/MSCHAP.
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Cisco PEAP must be installed if using PEAP/GTC.
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For all other authentications (LEAP, EAP-TLS, WPA-PSK) it does not matter if
Cisco PEAP is installed or not.
To determine if Cisco PEAP is installed or to change the installation, refer to the instructions in
the following sections.
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Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant
With a Cisco client installed, open the Wireless network properties as described in “Cisco
Configuration”, later in this section. With the Authentication tab selected check the text in the
EAP type drop down box. Refer to the following figures to determine if Cisco PEAP is installed.
Figure 5-25 No Cisco PEAP
Figure 5-26 Cisco PEAP Installed
If the Cisco installation is correct, continue with the configuration. If it is not correct, follow the
procedures below.
Note:
Instructions are also included in the README file located in the \SYSTEM folder.
There are two Cisco CAB files in the \SYSTEM folder of the MX3X. The default files are:
CISCO.CAB
CISCOPEAP.CAB
The default CISCO.CAB file provides for all authentications except Cisco PEAP. When the
default CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the figure
labeled “No Cisco PEAP”, above.
If Cisco PEAP is desired:
1.
2.
3.
Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOMSCHAP.CAB.
Rename the CISCOPEAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB.
Coldboot the mobile device to install the new driver with the registry.
The renamed CISCO.CAB file provides for Cisco PEAP and PEAP/GTC authentications. When
the renamed CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the
previous figure labeled “Cisco PEAP Installed”.
If it becomes necessary to switch to a different authentication than Cisco PEAP or PEAP/GTC,
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2.
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Rename the CISCOMSCHAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB
Coldboot the mobile device to install the new driver with the registry.
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Cisco WPA Configuration
Use the following instructions for all authentication protocols to configure the Microsoft Wireless
Network configuration utility unless WPA/LEAP is used.
WPA/LEAP is configured with the Cisco ACU (see Section titled “WPA/LEAP Authentication
Configuration”).
Tap the ACU icon on the desktop.
Figure 5-27 Cisco ACU Profile Selection
From the Select Active Profile pull down list, select <External Settings>.
Tap OK and warmboot.
Figure 5-28 Cisco ACU Reboot Message
After booting up, the Microsoft Zero Config tool should start. If it does not, start configuring the
wireless connection by tapping the icon on the task bar shown in below.
Figure 5-29 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon
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The Wireless Network Connection screen appears.
Figure 5-30 Wireless Information Screen
Make sure the “Notify me when new wireless networks are available” box is not checked..
Tap the Advanced… button.
Figure 5-31 Advanced Wireless Settings
Make sure the “Use Windows to configure my wireless settings” box is checked.
Set the “Networks to access” drop down box to “Only access points”.
Tap the OK button on the Advanced Wireless Settings screen and the Wireless Information Screen
is displayed.
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On the Wireless Information screen tap the Add New … line.
The Wireless Network Properties screen is displayed.
Figure 5-32 Wireless Network Properties
Enter the Network name (SSID) into the text field.
For PEAP/MSCHAP and EAP/TLS, set Encryption to TKIP and Authentication to WPA.
For WPA/PSK see “WPA/PSK Authentication Configuration”.
To configure the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box see the following sections for configuration of
each authentication protocol.
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PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/MS-CHAP protocol. The Cisco CAB
file without Cisco PEAP must be used with PEAP/MS-CHAP. See “Installing Client Device
Drivers”, earlier in this chapter, for more information.
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant
Figure 5-33 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties
With the client parameters configured set the EAP type to PEAP as shown above.
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Client Device Drivers” earlier in
this chapter, to change the wireless CAB file.
Tap the Properties button.
Figure 5-34 Authentication Settings
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When user authentication is successful, come back to this screen
and validate the server certificate.
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The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 5-35 Wireless Network Login
Once authenticated, tap the IP Information tab.
Figure 5-36 IP Information Tab
If the network is set to use DHCP, the mobile device displays the IP address assigned by the
DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate install the root CA certificate. For instructions for installing, see
“Root Certificates”, later in this chapter.
Figure 5-37 Authentication Settings, Validate Server
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Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Tap the Properties button.
Check “Validate server” .
Tap OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-38 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID
Once the authentication completes, the status changes to show the mobile device has authenticated
to the <SSID>, as shown in the figure above.
Tap the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown in the figure labeled
“IP Information Tab”, earlier in this chapter.
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PEAP/GTC Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/GTC protocol.
Configuring the PEAP/GTC Supplicant
With the client parameters configured set the EAP type to Cisco PEAP as shown below.
Figure 5-39 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Client Device Drivers”, earlier in
this chapter, to change the client CAB file.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-40 PEAP Properties
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When user authentication is successful, return to this screen and
validate the server certificate as shown later in this section.
Check the Always try to resume secure session box.
Note:
This box must be checked for the LXE device to roam from one AP to another AP.
Tap the OK button.
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The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 5-41 Login Screen
Enter valid user credentials.
Once authenticated tap the IP Information tab
Figure 5-42 IP Information Tab
The .NET device displays the IP address given by the DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
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Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate install the root CA certificate. For instructions for installing, see
“Root Certificates”, earlier in this chapter.
Figure 5-43 Authentication Settings, Validate Server
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Tap the Properties button.
Check Validate server .
Tap OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-44 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID
Once the authentication completes, the status changes to show the mobile device has authenticated
to the <SSID>, as shown in the figure above.
Tap the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown in the figure labeled
“IP Information Tab”, earlier in this chapter.
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WPA/LEAP
LEAP is a Cisco proprietary authentication protocol and is not supported by the Microsoft
supplicant. To configure the mobile device for WPA/LEAP, use the Cisco ACU installed during
normal installation of the Cisco client driver.
Cisco ACU
Start the Cisco ACU by tapping the icon on the desktop or navigate to Start | Programs | Cisco |
ACU.
Tap the Profile tab.
Figure 5-45 WPA/LEAP using ACU Profile Tab
Tap the Rename button.
Name the profile.
Figure 5-46 Renaming Profile
Tap the Edit . . . button.
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The profile properties screen is displayed.
Figure 5-47 Profile Properties Screen
Enter the SSID and Client Name in the correct fields.
Set the Network Security Type to LEAP(WPA).
Tap the OK button.
Figure 5-48 Select Profile
Use the drop down box to choose the profile just configured.
Tap OK.
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The mobile device associates and displays the sign on screen.
Figure 5-49 Login Screen
Tap the Status tab to display status.
Figure 5-50 ACU Status Tab
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EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration
To authenticate using the EAP-TLS protocol you need a user certificate file and a private key file.
Once you have the user certificate files run the certificate installer from the Microsoft control
panel. For EAP-TLS it does not matter which Cisco cab file is installed.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will
fail.
User Certificate
To check if a user certificate is installed navigate to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Set the drop down box to “My Certificates” as shown below.
The correct user certificate should be shown in the right pane.
Figure 5-51 Certificate Stores
Tap the View . . . button.
Figure 5-52 View Certificate Details
Set the Field to Private Key.
Make sure the private key is Present.
If it is not present, install the private key file.
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If there is no user certificate refer to “User Certificates”, earlier in this chapter, to acquire a user
certificate and private key file.
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters
With the client parameters configured set the EAP type to TLS as shown.
Figure 5-53 EAP/TLS Configuration
Tap the Properties button.
Figure 5-54 Authentication Settings
Tap the Select button to choose the user certificate.
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Figure 5-55 Select Certificate
Figure 5-56 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details
Do not check the Validate server certificate box. This allows the user to be authenticated as the
first step.
When the user certificate successfully authenticates, come back to this screen and validate the
server certificate as described in the next section.
Tap the OK button to dismiss the configuration screens.
When the client device re-connects the user is authenticated with the user certificate.
If the user does not authenticate, recheck the user certificate and the date on the computer.
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Validating the Server Certificate
Before validating the server certificate, make sure the Root CA certificate is installed on the
mobile device.
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Tap the Properties button.
Check the Validate server box as shown below.
Figure 5-57 Validate Server
Tap OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-58 SSID Authenticated
Once the authentication completes the status changes to show the mobile device has authenticated
to <SSID> as shown above.
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WPA PSK Configuration
Figure 5-59 WPA PSK Configuration
Configure the Wireless Network Settings as described in “Wireless Security”, earlier in this
chapter.
Change the Network Authentication to WPA-PSK.
Enter an ASCII network key in the text field. Hex keys do not work in the Microsoft Zero Config
utility at this time.
There is no server authentication when using WPA-PSK.
Tap the OK button to complete the configuration.
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Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the mobile device should be warmbooted
afterwards unless noted otherwise. Symbol options are available on an MX3X device
only.
Access:
Tap the Network Connected Icon in the Status Bar
Profile Parameters Menu
Figure 5-60 Symbol NETWLAN Screen
IP Information Tab
After the IP Address has been assigned to the mobile device, tap
the Renew button to renew the IP address if necessary. Tap the
Details button to view the Network Connection details.
IPv6 Information Tab
This is the TCP/IPv6 information screen. The contents cannot be
edited by the user.
Configuring IPv6:
By default, IPv6 is enabled and an IPv6 broadcast message is sent
on power up. To disable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Disable.reg and
perform a warmboot. To enable IPv6, run
\Windows\ipv6Enable.reg and perform a warmboot.
Note: These utilities affect the behavior of the IPv6 on warmboot.
After a coldboot, IPv6 is enabled.
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authentication, WEP, WPA, EAP, etc.
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Factory Default Settings
Wireless Information
Notify when new networks available
Advanced Button
Use Windows to configure wireless settings
Automatically connect to non-preferred networks
Networks to access (Only APs, Only comp-to-comp)
Encryption (WEP, TKIP)
Authentication (WPA, Open, Shared, WPA-PSK)
Ad hoc network
Key provided automatically
Enable 802.1X authentication
EAP Type (MDF-Challenge, PEAP, TLS)
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
All available
WEP
WPA
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
TLS
Figure 5-61 Symbol Wireless Information Tab
View Log
Displays the logon/connection data for the current network connection.
Add a new connection
Select Add New. Enter the ESSID in the Network Name text box.
Figure 5-62 Symbol Wireless Network Properties
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Disable WEP
• If WEP is to be disabled, tap the down arrow in the Authentication drop down box. Select
Open.
• Tap the down arrow in the Encryption drop down box. Tap Disabled and WEP is
disabled.
• Tap the OK button to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Enable WEP
• Tap the down arrow in the Authentication drop down box.
• Tap the WEP Authentication protocol.
• If the key is provided automatically by your network, check the “Key provided
automatically” checkbox.
• If you wish to enter your Authentication key, uncheck the “Key provided automatically”
checkbox and enter the Network Key in the Network Key text box.
• Tap the OK button to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Continue
Tap the Advanced … button. Make sure there is a checkmark in the “Use Windows to configure
my wireless settings” checkbox. Make sure there is no checkmark in the “Automatically connect
to non-preferred networks” checkbox. Tap the Connect button.
Tap OK to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Tap the Connect button.
Figure 5-63 Symbol Advanced Wireless Settings
To access NETWLAN1 Properties again, tap the Network Connected icon in the Toolbar.
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Select a User Certificate
1.
Select Wireless Information Tab
2.
Select a network by doubletapping the network name.
3.
In the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box, enable 802.1X authentication
4.
Select an EAP type.
5.
Tap the Properties button. Validate Server is enabled by default.
6.
At the Authentication Settings display, tap the Select button to choose a User Certificate.
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Certificates
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
Root Certificates
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and installing root
certificates.
The easiest way to get the root CA certificate is to use a browser on a desktop PC to navigate to
the CA (Certificate Authority). To request the root CA certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv
Sign into the CA with any valid username and password.
Figure 5-64 Logon to Certificate Authority
Figure 5-65 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL task link.
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Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box.
Figure 5-66 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the DER button.
To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link.
Figure 5-67 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the Save button and save the certificate to the desktop PC. Keep track of the name and
location of the certificate as the certificate file name and file location is required in later steps.
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Installing a Root CA Certificate on the Mobile Device
Copy the certificate file from the desktop PC to the mobile device. Import the certificate by
navigating to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Figure 5-68 Certificates
Tap the “Import” button.
Figure 5-69 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and tap OK.
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Figure 5-70 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the Explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and tap OK.
Figure 5-71 Certificate Import Confirmation
Tap Yes to import the certificate.
Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, described later in this
chapter.
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User Certificates
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
Generating a User Certificate for the MX3X
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and installing user
certificates.
The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the CA. To
request the user certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv
Sign into the CA with the username and password of the person who will be logging into the
mobile device.
Figure 5-72 Logon to Certificate Authority
This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. CE devices such as the MX3X
require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private key in the
user certificate.
Figure 5-73 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the “Request a certificate” task link.
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Figure 5-74 Request a Certificate Screen
Click on the “advanced certificate request” link.
Figure 5-75 Advanced Certificate Request Screen
Click on the “Create and submit a request to this CA” link.
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Figure 5-76 Advanced Certificate Details
For the Certificate Template, select “User”.
Check the “Mark keys as exportable” and the “Export keys to file” checkboxes.
Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private
key filename.
!
Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example
MX3XUSER.PVK. The certificate file created later in this process must be given
the same name, for example, MX3XUSER.CER.
DO NOT check “Enable strong private key protection”.
Make any other desired changes and click the “Submit” button.
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Figure 5-77 Script Warnings
If any script notifications occur, click the “Yes” button to continue the certificate request.
Figure 5-78 Script Warnings
When prompted for the private key password:
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Click “None” if you do not wish to use a password, or
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Enter and confirm your desired password then click “OK”.
Figure 5-79 Certificate Issued
Click the Download certificate link.
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Figure 5-80 Download Security Warning
Click Save to download and store the user certificate to the PC. Keep track of the name and
location of the certificate as the file name and location is required in later steps. The private key
file is also downloaded and saved during this process.
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file. For example, it the private key was saved as MX3XUSER.PVK then the
certificate file created must be given the same name, for example,
MX3XUSER.CER.
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Installing a User Certificate on the MX3X (WPA-TLS Only)
Copy the certificate and private key files to the mobile device. Import the certificate by navigating
to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Select “My Certificates” from the pull down list.
Figure 5-81 Certificates
Click the “Import” button.
Figure 5-82 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and click OK.
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Figure 5-83 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and tap OK.
The certificate is now shown in the list.
Figure 5-84 Certificate Listing
Highlight the certificate you just imported and tap the View. . button.
From the Field pull down menu, select “Private Key.
Figure 5-85 Private Key Not Present
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If the private key is present, the process is complete.
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If the private key is not present, import the private key.
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To import the private key, tap OK to return to the Certificates screen.
Tap import.
Figure 5-86 Browsing to Private Key Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the private key file, change
the Type pull down list to “Private Keys”, select the certificate desired and tap OK. Enter the
password for the certificate if appropriate.
Tap View to see the certificate details again.
Figure 5-87 Private Key Present
The private key should now say “Present”. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to
check:
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Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown
earlier in this section. If the certificate was not generated with a separate private key
file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process again.
•
Make sure the certificate and private key file have the same name, for example
mx3xuser.cer for the certificate and mx3xuser.pvk for the private key file. If the file
names are not the same, rename the private key file and import it again.
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Introduction
Note:
LXE has made the assumption, in this chapter, that the first user to power up a new
mobile device is the system administrator.
LXE’s AppLock is designed to be run on LXE certified Windows CE based devices only. LXE
loads the AppLock program as part of the LXE customer installation process.
Configuration parameters are specified by the AppLock Administrator for the mobile device enduser. AppLock is password protected by the Administrator.
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user
can still reboot the mobile device and respond to dialog boxes. The administrator-specified
application is automatically launched and runs in full screen mode when the device boots up.
When the mobile device is reset to factory default values, for example after a cold reset, the
Administrator may need to reconfigure the AppLock parameters.
Sections in this chapter that are not specifically Multi-Application or Single Application are
used/changed in the same way by both versions.
Note:
To reset the device to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 3 “System
Configuration” section titled “Utilities” and the RegClear, PSMFormat and ColdBoot
executable files.
Setup a New Device
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no
default password, thus when the device is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no
password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies an application to lock, a password
is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user
mode.
Briefly, the process to configure a new device is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
Connect an external power source to the device (if required).
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired. Install accessories (e.g.
handstrap, stylus).
4. Tap Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon.
5. Assign an application on the Control (single application) or Application (multiple
application) tab screen.
6. Assign a password on the Security tab screen.
7. Select a view level on the Status tab screen, if desired.
8. Tap OK
9. Press the hotkey sequence to launch AppLock and lock the configured application(s).
10. The device is now in end-user mode.
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multiple windows of RFTerm or Pocket Word will cause AppLock to switch to
administration mode.
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Multi-Application Version
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
A mobile device running the Multi-Application version of AppLock becomes a dedicated,
multiple application device. Only the applications or features specified in the AppLock
configuration by the Administrator are available to the end-user. This version offers a user-mode
taskbar icon allowing the end-user to switch between user applications.
See section titled Multi-Application Configuration for information and instruction. Note: only two
applications can be specified at this release.
Figure 6-1 Administrator Control Panels – Multi-Application
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Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
A mobile device running the Single Application version of AppLock becomes a dedicated, single
application device. In other words, only the application or feature specified in the AppLock
configuration by the Administrator is available to the user.
See section titled Single Application Configuration for information and instruction.
Administrator Control
Control
Security
Status
Application:
...
Internet
Command Line:
Application Startup Delay:
seconds
Administrator Control
Control
Security
Status
Hot Key:
Password:
Confirm Password:
Administrator Control
Control
View
Level:
Security
Status
Refresh
Log
Level:
Clear
Save As...
Figure 6-2 Administrator Control Panels – Single Application
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Administration Mode
Administration mode gives full access to the mobile device, hardware and software configuration
options.
The administrator must enter a valid password (when a password has already been assigned)
before access to Administration mode and configuration options are allowed. The administrator
can configure the following options:
1.
Create/change the keystroke sequence to activate administrator access.
2.
Create/change the password for administrator access.
3.
Assign the name of the application, or applications, to lock.
4.
Select the command line of the application to lock.
In addition to these configuration options, the administrator can view and manage the status logs
of AppLock sessions.
Administrator default values for this device:
Administrator Hotkey
Shift+Ctrl+A
Password
none
Application path and name
none
Application command line
none
End User Mode
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user
can still reboot and respond to dialog boxes. Each application is automatically launched and runs
in full screen mode when the device boots up.
The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute
any other applications. Normal application exit or switching methods and all Microsoft defined
Windows CE key combinations, such as close (X) icon, File Exit, File Close, Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, etc.
are disabled. The Windows CE desktop icons, menu bars, task bar and system trays are not visible
or accessible. Task Manager is not available.
If the end-user selects File/Exit or Close from the applications menu bar, the menu is cleared and
nothing else happens; the application remains active. Nothing happens when the end-user taps on
the Close icon on the application’s title bar and the application remains active.
Note:
A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot
prevent this type of application from closing, but is notified that the application has
closed. For these applications, AppLock immediately restarts the application which
causes the screen to flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the administrator
should close all other applications before switching to end user mode to minimize the
screen flicker.
Windows accelerator keys such as Alt-F4 are disabled.
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Passwords
A password must be configured. If the password is not configured, a new device switches into
Administration mode without prompting for a password. In addition to the hotkey press, a mode
switch occurs if inaccurate information has been configured or if mandatory information is
missing in the configuration.
There are several situations that display a password prompt after a password has been configured.
If the configured hotkey is pressed, the password prompt is displayed. In this case the user has 30
seconds to enter a password. If a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the password
prompt is dismissed and the device returns to end-user mode.
All other situations that present the password prompt do not dismiss the prompt -- this is because
the other situations result in invalid end-user operation.
These conditions include:
1.
If inaccurate configuration information is entered by the administrator, i.e. an application is
specified that does not exist.
2.
If the application name, which is mandatory for end-user mode, is missing in the
configuration.
3.
Invalid installation of AppLock (e.g. missing DLLs).
4.
Corrupted registry settings.
To summarize, if an error occurs that prevents AppLock from switching to user mode, the
password will not timeout and AppLock will wait until the correct password is entered.
Troubleshooting
Can’t locate the password that has been set by the administrator? Enter this LXE back door key
sequence:
Ctrl+L Ctrl+X Ctrl+E
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The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the
password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to
the locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode will
not occur.
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Note:
AppLock cannot support multiple windows of some applications. Attempting to open
multiple windows of RFTerm or Pocket Word will cause AppLock to switch to
administration mode.
Application Panel
Figure 6-3 Application Panel – Multi-Application
Note:
If your Application Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the
Single Application version.
Use the Application tab options to select the applications to launch when the device boots up in
End User Mode.
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the application path or tap the Browse
button (the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the
application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Enter the Title to be associated with the application’s icon. The assumption is that multiple copies
of the same application may need unique text for the icon in order to differentiate them in the
application switcher panel.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Arguments text box.
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Enter the Order in which the application is to be loaded or presented to the end user. Applications
are launched in lowest to highest number order.
Enable the Internet checkbox to use the End User Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE) When the
checkbox is enabled, the Internet Menu and Internet Status are available. See the section titled
End User Internet Explorer for more details.
Select the Global Key key sequence the end user is to press when switching between applications.
The Global Key default key sequence is Ctrl+Spc. The Global key is selected from a predefined
list of Global hotkey combinations. The Global key is presented to the end-user as the Activation
key.
Enter the number of seconds in Global Delay that both Applications must wait before starting to
run upon reboot.
Tap the Clear button to clear all Application information that are currently displayed. The Global
settings remain the same for both applications.
Use the left and right scroll buttons to move from application setup screen to application setup
screen. The left and right buttons update the information on the screen with the previous or next
configured application respectively.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control applet is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but an application has not been specified, the
user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode: End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE). The
EUIE executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address
bar and status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the
address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by checking the Internet checkbox in the Application tab of
the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the Application text
box.
When the Internet checkbox is enabled, the Menu and Status check boxes are available.
Enabling the Menu checkbox displays the EUIE’s menu which contains navigation functions like
Back, Forward, Home, Refresh, etc., functions that are familiar to most Internet Explorer users.
When the Menu checkbox is blank, the EUIE menu is not displayed and Navigation functions are
unavailable.
When the Status checkbox is enabled, the status bar displayed by EUIE gives feedback to the enduser when they are navigating the Internet.
If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the mobile device is desired, it should be
treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be specified in the
Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the command line. In this
case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
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Security Panel
Figure 6-4 Security Panel – Multi-Application
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must be
pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot
key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys. The
normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence. The hotkey must be entered via the keypad.
Some hotkeys cannot be entered via the Input Panel. Also, hotkeys entered via the SIP are not
guaranteed to work properly when switching operational modes.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and is unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
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Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
See Also:
Passwords and Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock
Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operations and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
Status information is stored in a specific location on the storage device and in a specific logfile
specified by the Administrator. For this reason, the administrator can configure the type of status
information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
Figure 6-5 Status Panel – Multi-Application
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the logfile path or tap the Browse button
(the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the logfile
from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Note:
If your Status Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single
Application version.
View
Error
Process
Extended
All
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by
the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with
their AppLock program.
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
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Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is ‘None’;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Error
Processing
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify
the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be
overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also:
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End-User Switching Technique
Figure 6-6 End-User Multi-Application Touch Panel
Using a Stylus Tap
When the mobile device enters end-user mode, a taskbar icon is available to the user so they can
switch between the locked applications. The touch screen must be enabled on the mobile device
before the taskbar icon can be used. The taskbar is always visible on top of the application in
focus.
When the taskbar icon is tapped, a menu is displayed showing the applications available to the
user. The user then taps the application name in the popup menu and the selected application is
brought to the foreground. The previous application continues to run in the background. Stylus
taps affect the application in focus only.
The appearance of the taskbar is different on various mobile device platforms and may differ from
the example shown above. This example is shown only to aid in describing how the user can
switch between applications using a stylus. If RFTerm and Microsoft Word were the two
applications locked, a switching icon showing both applications is displayed on the screen.
Using a Hotkey Sequence
One hotkey is defined for the end-user to key in when switching between locked applications. This
is known as the Activation key. The Activation key is assigned by the Administrator using the
Global Key parameter. When the hotkey or hotkey sequence is pressed on the keypad, the next
application in the AppLock configuration is moved to the foreground and the previous application
moves to the background. The previous application continues to run in the background but enduser key presses affect the application in focus only.
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Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock
The mobile device won’t switch from Administration mode to end-user mode.
• If the configuration is valid for one application but not the other, the switch to end-user
mode fails. AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator
password is entered.
• If two copies of the same application are configured, but the application only allows one
copy to run at a time, for example Microsoft Pocket Word, the switch to end-user fails.
AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator password is
entered.
The hotkey sequence needed is not allowed. What does this mean?
When the Administrator is selecting a hotkey sequence to use when switching user modes, they
are not allowed to enter key combinations that are reserved by installed software applications.
LXE has validated RFTerm key combinations ONLY.
When RFTerm is installed on the mobile device and an RFTerm restricted key sequence is
specified as a hotkey sequence by the Administrator, the following error message is displayed in a
message box:
Selected hotkey is not allowed. Please reenter.
When RFTerm is not installed on the mobile device, the RFTerm keys are not restricted from use.
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Single Application Configuration
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the
password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to
the locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode will
not occur.
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Control Panel
Administrator Control
Control
Security
Status
Application:
...
Internet
Command Line:
Application Startup Delay:
seconds
Figure 6-7 Administrator Control Panel
Note:
If your Administrator Control Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may
have the Multi-Application version.
Use the Control tab options to select the application to launch when the device boots up.
Move the cursor to the Application text box and either type the application path or tap the Browse
button (the … button). The standard Windows Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the
application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Command Line text box.
Enter the number of seconds the selected Application must wait before starting to run upon reboot.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control panel is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but the application has not been specified,
the user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
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End User Internet Explorer
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode, End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE). The EUIE
executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address bar and
status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by simply checking the “Internet” checkbox in the Control
tab of the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the
“Application” text box. If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the device is desired,
it should be treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be
specified in the Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the
command line. In this case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
Security Panel
Administrator Control
Control
Security
Status
Hot Key:
Password:
Confirm Password:
Figure 6-8 Administrator Security Panel
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Note:
Some key combinations cannot be specified because they conflict with the key
combinations used by other LXE applications. The message “Selected hotkey is not
allowed, Please re-enter” is displayed. A different Hotkey must be entered.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must be
pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot
key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys. The
normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence.
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For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
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Status Panel
Administrator Control
Control
View
Level:
Security
Status
Refresh
Log
Level:
Clear
Save As...
Figure 6-9 Administrator Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operation and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
As the status information is stored in the registry and accumulates during AppLock configuration
and operation, it is very important that the administrator periodically clear the status information
to reduce the amount of registry space used. For this reason, the administrator can configure the
type of status information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
View
Error
Process
Extended
All
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by
the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with
their AppLock program.
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
Levels
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is Error Logging;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify
the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be
overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also:
Error Messages
Error Messages
Any messages whose first word is an ‘ing’ word is output prior to the action described in the
message. For example, “Switching to admin-hotkey press” is logged after the administrator has
pressed the hotkey but prior to starting the switch process.
For all operations that can result in an error, an Error level message is displayed when a failure
occurs. These messages contain the word “failure”. These messages have a partner Extended level
message that is logged which contains the word “OK” if the action completed successfully rather
than with an error.
For processing level messages, “Enter…” is logged at the beginning of the function specified in
the message and “Exit…” is logged at the end (just before the return) of the function specified in
the message.
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Error reading hotkey; using default
A hotkey is required. If there is a failure reading the
hotkey, the internal factory default is used.
LOG_ERROR
App Command Line= <Command
line>
Command line of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
App= <Application name>
Name of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
dwProcessID= <#>
Device ID of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Encrypt exported key len <#>
Size of encrypt export key
LOG_EX
Encrypt password length= <#>
The length of the encrypted password.
LOG_EX
Encrypted data len <#>
Length of the encrypted password
LOG_EX
hProcess= <#>
Handle of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Key pressed = <#>
A key has been pressed and trapped by the hotkey
processing.
LOG_EX
*****************
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Address of keyboard hook
procedure failure
Applock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get
the address of the initialization procedure. For some
reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Address of keyboard hook
procedure OK
Applock successfully retrieved the address of the
keyboard filter initialization procedure.
LOG_EX
Alt pressed
The Alt key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Alt
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Application handle search failure
The application being locked did not complete
initialization.
LOG_ERROR
Application handle search OK
The application initialized itself successfully
LOG_ERROR
Application load failure
The application could not be launched by AppLock; the
application could not be found or is corrupted.
LOG_ERROR
Backdoor message received
The backdoor keys have been pressed. The backdoor
hotkeys provide a method for customer service to get a
user back into their system without editing the registry
or reloading the device.
LOG_PROCESSING
Cannot find kbdhook.dll
The load of the keyboard filter failed. This occurs when
the dll is missing or is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Converted Pwd
Converted password from wide to mbs.
LOG_EX
Could not create event
EVT_HOTKEYCHG
The keyboard filter uses this event at the Administrator
Control panel. The event could not be created.
LOG_ERROR
Could not hook keyboard
If the keyboard cannot be controlled, AppLock cannot
process the hotkey. This failure prevents a mode switch
into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Could not start thread HotKeyMon
The keyboard filter must watch for hot key changes. The
watch process could not be initiated.
LOG_ERROR
Ctrl after L or X
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ctrl pressed
The Ctrl key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Ctrl
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Decrypt acquire context failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt acquired context OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt create hash failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt created hash OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Decrypt failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt import key failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt imported key OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Encrypt acquire context failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquire encrypt context
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquired encrypt context
OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt create hash failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt create key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt created encrypt hash OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt export key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt export key length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt exported key OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt failure
The password encryption failed.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt gen key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt generate key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key ok
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt hash data failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt hash data from pwd OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt out of memory for key
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypted data OK
The password has been successfully encrypted.
LOG_EX
Enter AppLockEnumWindows
In order for AppLock to control the application being
locked so it can prevent the application from exiting,
AppLock launches the application and has to wait until
it has created and initialized its main window. This
message is logged when the function that waits for the
application initialization is entered.
LOG_EX
Enter DecryptPwd
Entering the password decryption process.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Enter EncryptPwd
Entering the password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter FullScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen mode. In
full screen mode, the taskbar is hidden and disabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter GetAppInfo
Processing is at the beginning of the function that
retrieves the application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password dialog
Entering the password dialog processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password timeout
Entering the password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter restart app timer
Some application shut down before AppLock can stop
it. In these cases, AppLock gets notification of the exit.
When the notification is received, AppLock starts a
timer to restart the application. This message logs that
the timer has expired and the processing is at the
beginning of the timer function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter TaskbarScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen to non-full
screen mode and enable the taskbar.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToAdmin
Entering the function that handles a mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToUser
Entering the function that handles the mode switch to
user mode
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter verify password
Entering the password verification processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindowsFound
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function found
the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindows-Not
found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function did not
find the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit DecryptPwd
Exiting password decryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit EncryptPwd
Exiting password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit FullScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen to full
screen.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit GetAppInfo
Processing is at the end of the function that retrieved the
application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog
Exiting password prompt processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-cancel
Exiting password prompt w/cancel.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-OK
Exiting password prompt successfully.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password timeout
Exiting password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Exit restart app timer
Processing is at the end of the timer function
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit TaskbarScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen mode back
to normal operation for the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToAdmin
Exiting the function that handles the mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser
Exiting the user mode switch function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser-Registry read failure
The AppName value does not exist in the registry so
user mode cannot be entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-no pwd set
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-response from
dialog
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Found taskbar
The handle to the taskbar has been found so that
AppLock can disable it in user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting address of keyboard hook
init procedure
AppLock is retrieving the address of the keyboard hook.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting configuration from registry
The AppLock configuration is being read from the
registry. This occurs at initialization and also at entry
into user mode. The registry must be re-read at entry
into user mode in case the administration changed the
settings of the application being controlled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting encrypt pwd length
The length of the encrypted password is being
calculated.
LOG_EX
Hook wndproc failure
AppLock is unable to lock the application. This could
happen if the application being locked encountered an
error after performing its initialization and shut itself
down prior to being locked by AppLock.
LOG_ERROR
Hook wndproc of open app failure
The application is open, but AppLock cannot lock it.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key event creation failure
The Admin applet is unable to create the hotkey
notification.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key set event failure
When the administrator changes the hotkey
configuration the hotkey controller must be notified.
This notification failed.
LOG_ERROR
Hotkey press message received
The user just pressed the configured hotkey.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
In app hook:WM_SIZE
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
size and corrects it.
LOG_EX
In app
hook:WM_WINDOWPOSCHANG
ED
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
position and corrects it.
LOG_EX
Initializing keyboard hook
procedure
Applock is calling the keyboard hook initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Keyboard hook initialization failure
The keyboard filter initialization failed.
LOG_ERROR
Keyboard hook loaded OK
The keyboard hook dll exists and loaded successfully.
LOG_EX
L after Ctrl
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Loading keyboard hook
When Applock first loads, it loads a dll that contains the
keyboard hook processing. This message is logged prior
to the load attempt.
LOG_PROCESSING
Open failure
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file open has failed. This could occur if the file is write
protected. If the file does not exist, it is created.
LOG_ERROR
Open registry failure
If the Administration registry key does not exist, the
switch to user mode fails because the AppName value in
the Administration key is not available.
LOG_ERROR
Opened status file
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Out of memory for encrypted pwd
Not enough memory to encrypt the password.
LOG_ERROR
pRealTaskbarWndProc already set
The taskbar control has already been installed.
LOG_EX
Pwd cancelled or invalid-remain in
user mode
The password prompt was cancelled by the user or the
maximum number of failed attempts to enter a password
was exceeded.
LOG_EX
Read registry error-hot key
The hotkey registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error. The keyboard hook uses an
embedded default if the value is not set in the registry.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-app name
AppName registry value does not exist or is empty. This
constitutes a failure for switching into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-Cmd Line
AppCommandLine registry entry is missing or empty.
This is not considered an error since command line
information is not necessary to launch and lock the
application.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Read registry failure-Internet
The Internet registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error since the Internet value is not
necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Registering Backdoor MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both AppLock.exe and
Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registering Hotkey MSG
The applock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both Applock.exe and
Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when entering user mode is
the AppName is missing. This user mode entry is
attempted at boot and after a hotkey switch when the
administrator has closed the application being locked or
has changed the the application name or command line.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when switching into user
mode. This is because the administrator can change the
settings during administration mode. The read of the
registry failed which means the Administration key was
not found or the AppName value was missing or empty.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure
The registry read failed. The registry information read
when this message is logged is the application
information. It the Adminstration key cannot be opened
or if the AppName value is missing or empty, this error
is logged. The other application information is not
required. If the AppName value is not available,
AppLock cannot switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Reset system work area failure
The system work area is adjusted when in user mode to
cover the taskbar area. The system work area has to be
adjusted to exclude the taskbar area in administration
mode. AppLock was unable to adjust this area.
LOG_ERROR
Shift pressed
The Shift key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Shift
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Show taskbar
The taskbar is now being made visible and enabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-backdoor
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of the backdoor key presses were entered by the
administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-hotkey press
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-kbdhook.dll not
found
The keyboard hook load failed, so Applock switches to
admin mode. If a password is specified, the password
prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password
is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Switching to admin-keyboard hook
initialization failure
If the keyboard hook initialization fails, Applock
switches to admin mode. . If a password is specified, the
password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid
password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-registry read
failure
See the explanation of the “Registry read failure” above.
AppLock is switching into Admin mode. If a password
has been configured, the prompt will be displayed and
will not be dismissed until a valid password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to TaskbarScreenMode
In administration mode, the taskbar is visible and
enabled.
LOG_EX
Switching to user mode
The registry was successfully read and AppLock is
starting the process to switch to user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to user-hotkey press
The system is currently in admin mode and is now
switching to user mode. The switch occurred because of
a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Taskbar hook failure
Applock is unable to control the taskbar to prevent the
locked application from re-enabling it.
LOG_ERROR
Taskbar hook OK
AppLock successfully installed control of the taskbar.
LOG_EX
Timeout looking for app window
After the application is launched, AppLock must wait
until the application has initialized itself before
proceeding. The application did not start successfully
and Applock has timed out.
LOG_ERROR
ToUser after admin, not at boot
The user mode switch is attempted when the device
boots and after the administrator presses the hotkey. The
mode switch is being attempted after a hotkey press.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-app still open
The switch to user mode is being made via a hotkey
press and the administrator has left the application open
and has not made any changes in the configuration.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-no app or cmd
line change
If user mode is being entered via a hotkey press, the
administrator may have left the configured application
open. If so, AppLock does not launch the application
again unless a new application or command line has
been specified; otherwise, it just locks it.
LOG_EX
Unable to move desktop
The desktop is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to move taskbar
The taskbar is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unhook taskbar wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove its control of the taskbar.
This error does not affect AppLock processing
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Unhook wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove the hook that allows
monitoring of the application.
LOG_ERROR
Unhooking taskbar
In administration mode, the taskbar should return to
normal operation, so AppLock’s control of the taskbar
should be removed.
LOG_EX
Unhooking wndproc
When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is
fully operational; therefore, AppLock must stop
monitoring the locked application.
LOG_EX
WM_SIZE adjusted
This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the
window size.
LOG_EX
X after Ctrl+L
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ret from password <#>
Return value from password dialog.
LOG_EX
Decrypt data len <#>
Length of decrypted password.
LOG_EX
Window handle to
enumwindows=%x
The window handle that is passed to the enumeration
function. This message can be used by engineering with
other development tools to trouble shoot application
lock failures.
LOG_EX
WM_WINDOWPOSCHG
adjusted=%x
Output the window size after it has been adjusted by
AppLock
LOG_EX
Term process restart –window not
found
The locked application has been closed using a method
that cannot be detected by AppLock. AppLock will
restart the application.
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AppLock Registry Settings
This system application runs at startup via the “launch” feature of LXE Windows CE .NET
devices. When the launch feature is installed on the device, the following registry settings are
created. The launch feature registry settings are embedded in the mobile device OS image:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Filename=AppLock.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Installed=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\FileCheck=
AppLock registry settings identify the application that is going to be locked and any parameters
that are needed by the application. These registry settings are as follows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Administration\\AppName
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppCommandLine=
In addition to the registry settings needed to specify the application, additional registry settings are
needed to store the configuration options for AppLock. These options include, among others, the
administrator’s password and hotkey.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\HotKey=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\EP=
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Keypad
Note:
The key mapping in this appendix relates to the physical keypad. See section titled “Input Panel” for the
Virtual (or Soft) Keypad used with the stylus.
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
Note:
This key mapping is used on hand held computers that are NOT running an LXE Terminal Emulator.
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the key sequence.
Note:
When the computer boots, the default condition of NumLock is On and the default condition of Caps (or
CapsLock) is Off. The Caps (or CapsLock) condition can be toggled with a 2nd+F1 key sequence. The
CAPS LED is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Contrast
x
F6
Volume
x
F8
Backlight
x
F10
nd
2nd
2
Shift
Shft
Alt
Alt
Ctrl
Ctrl
Esc
Esc
Space
Spc
Enter
Enter
Scan
7
CapsLock (Toggle)
7
Press this key
CapsLock
Scan
x
F1
Back Space
BkSp
Tab
Tab
BackTab
x
Tab
Break
x
F2
Pause
x
x
F3
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Scan key default value is Scan. Right Scan key default value is Enter.
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Insert
x
BkSp
Delete
x
DOT
Home
x
Left Arrow
End
x
Right Arrow
Page Up
x
Up Arrow
Page Down
x
Down Arrow
ScrollLock
x
x
F4
F1
F1
F2
F2
F3
F3
F4
F4
F5
F5
F6
F6
F7
F7
F8
F8
F9
F9
F10
F10
F11
x
x
F1
F12
x
x
F2
a
Off
A
b
Off
B
c
Off
C
d
Off
D
e
Off
E
f
Off
F
g
Off
G
h
Off
H
i
Off
I
j
Off
J
k
Off
K
l
Off
L
m
Off
M
n
Off
N
o
Off
O
p
Off
P
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
q
Off
Q
r
Off
R
s
Off
S
t
Off
T
u
Off
U
v
Off
V
w
Off
W
x
Off
X
y
Off
Y
z
Off
Z
A
x
A
B
x
B
C
x
C
D
x
D
E
x
E
F
x
F
G
x
G
H
x
H
I
x
I
J
x
J
K
x
K
L
x
L
M
x
M
N
x
N
O
x
O
P
x
P
Q
x
Q
R
x
R
S
x
S
T
x
T
U
x
U
V
x
V
W
x
W
X
x
X
Y
x
Y
Z
x
Z
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
0
0
DOT
DOT
<
x
0
[
x
1
]
x
2
>
x
3
=
x
4
{
x
5
}
x
6
/
x
7
-
x
8
+
x
9
*
x
I
: (colon)
x
D
; (semicolon)
x
F
?
x
L
`
x
N
_ (underscore)
x
M
, (comma)
x
J
‘ (apostrophe)
x
H
~ (tilde)
x
B
\
x
S
|
x
A
“
x
G
!
x
Q
@
x
W
#
x
E
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
$
x
R
%
x
T
^
x
Y
&
x
U
(
x
O
)
x
P
3270 Key Sequences
Legend ........................Explanation......................... Key Sequence
Attn ..............................Attention............................... Ctrl + A
Clr ................................Clear ..................................... Ctrl + C
Del ...............................Delete ................................... Ctrl + D
E-Inp ............................Erase Input ........................... Ctrl + BkSp
Ins ................................Insert .................................... Ctrl + I
NL................................New Line.............................. Ctrl + N
PA1 ............................................................................ Ctrl+F1
PA2 ............................................................................ Ctrl+F2
PA3 ............................................................................ Ctrl+F3
Rst................................Reset..................................... Ctrl + R
SysReq.........................System ................................. Ctrl + S
Please refer to the “RFTerm Reference Guide” for further information about Terminal Emulationspecific key functions on the mobile device.
5250 Key Sequences
Legend ........................Explanation......................... Key Sequence
Attn ..............................Attention............................... Ctrl + A
Clr ................................Clear ..................................... Ctrl + C
Del ...............................Delete ................................... Ctrl + D
Dup ..............................Duplicate .............................. Ctrl + U
E-Inp ............................Erase Input ........................... Ctrl + BkSp
Field Exit .....................Enter..................................... Enter
Fld –.............................Field Minus .......................... Ctrl + M
Fld + ............................Field Plus.............................. Ctrl + L
Ins ................................Insert .................................... Ctrl + I
NL................................New Line.............................. Ctrl + N
SysReq.........................System ................................. Ctrl + S
Please refer to the “RFTerm Reference Guide” for further information about Terminal Emulationspecific key functions on the mobile device.
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Creating Custom Key Maps
Prerequisite:
Note:
LXE SDK CD
There may be different SDK kits for Windows CE .NET 4.2 and CE 5.0. Contact your
LXE representative to order an LXE SDK CD for your MX3X.
Introduction
A command-line compiler called KEYCOMP.EXE is provided on the SDK CD. Using this
compiler, the System Administrator can convert a sample default key map text file into a custom
key map text file which, when loaded onto the mobile device, can be chosen by the user to replace
the default mobile device keymap and then switched back when they are finished using the
customized keys. This custom key map file can be made to re-define the system return code for
each of the 61 keys, key press or key press combinations. All keys, except the power key, can be
re-mapped.
Custom keymaps for the mobile device are created on a desktop PC using the command line
compiler KEYCOMP.EXE. Keycomp processes the input keymap source file and outputs a
registry text file.
Note:
Each VK_code has a numeric value (for example, VK_F20 = hex 83), these are
documented in the SDK include file WINUSER.H (from Microsoft). The numeric value is
what needs to go into the registry. Whether the value is hex or decimal depends on the
registry editor being used - the one in the mobile device requires decimal, but the desktop
one used over ActiveSync that a developer may use requires hex.
For Example
Default values:
ScanCodeLeft = hex 83, decimal 131
ScanCodeRight = hex 84, decimal 132
Example:
KEYCOMP DEFAULT.KEY
Input File
(writes KEYCOMP.REG to local directory)
Compiler
Æ
DEFAULT.KEY
Text File
Æ
KEYCOMP.EXE
KEYCOMP.REG
This output file should be renamed to xxx.REG (the suffix must remain REG), then copied to the
mobile device over ActiveSync. Once the file is loaded on the mobile device, double-tap the file
from the Windows CE Explorer desktop. This will run the REGLOAD utility to put it into the
registry, and save the registry to non-volatile flash. The keymap is now a permanent part of the
mobile device, and the REG file is no longer needed unless it is necessary to perform a cold boot;
this will return the registry to factory defaults, and it will be necessary to double-tap the REG file
again.
Once the keymap has been added to the registry, it should appear in the Keyboard control panel as
the name given in the MAPNAME field in the key file. To activate the keymap, select the keymap
from the popup menu, and close the control panel with the OK button. To return to the default
keymap, select 0409 from the keymap popup and tap OK.
The compiler has three functional stages:
• First, the input file is read and parsed for any syntax errors. The data read is stored in
internal tables.
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• Second, the data parsed from the input file is validated to see that all of the items required
by the keyboard driver for normal operation are present.
• Third and finally, the KEYCOMP.REG file is written out in the format required by the
REGLOAD utility on the Windows CE device.
Programmable Scan Buttons and Custom Key Mapping
The Left and Right Scan buttons can be reset using Custom Key Mapping. Custom keymapping
changes the placement of the buttons (e.g., F1 can now be Scan Left).
The keycode that the Scan Left (or F1) button generates is then determined by the setting in the
scanner control panel (See Chapter 3 “System Configuration”, Control Panel”, “Scanner” or
Chapter 4 “Scanner”.).
Remapping does not allow multiple entries. If the System Administrator uses Custom Key
Mapping set a Scan button to ENTER, the original ENTER key must be redefined to something
else. However, if the scanner control panel is used to change the Scan button to generate an
ENTER, the original ENTER key is maintained as well.
Note:
Tethered scanners are not activated/affected by the Scan buttons on the mobile device.
Keymap Source Format
The source file DEFAULT.KEY is supplied with the keymap compiler. This is the commented
source for the default keymap 0409. The comments in this file should make the majority of this
document redundant. There is a copy of this file at the end of this section, in “Sample Input File”.
This section should be read while referring to this sample source, for simplicity.
Note:
You must change the name of the default key map from 0409 to some other number (i.e.
0509). To do this, change line #13 “MAPNAME=0409” to “MAPNAME=0509”.
It is an important limitation that the keymap must have a 4, 5, or 6 digit numeric name; this is a
limit of the Microsoft Windows CE layout manager.
The format of this file is familiar to anyone who has used .INI files under Windows. There is a
section header in square brackets, followed by various values in the form value=data.
Lines beginning with a semicolon (;) or empty lines are ignored as comments. Spaces or tabs
before or after the information are stripped off and ignored. Case is ignored in section names,
value names, and value data.
Note:
Before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop Connection, go to Start | Settings |
Control Panel | Keyboard and select 0409 from the keymap popup. Tap OK.
COLxROWx Format
Note:
There is no relationship between the physical layout COL/ROW of the keyboard / keypad
and the COL/ROW listing in the key map file. The key map file represents the electrical
layout not the physical layout.
All keys are specified in COLxROWx format. In this format, the first x is the 1 or 2 digit column
in the keymap, and the second x is the 1 or 2 digit row in the keymap. All rows and columns are
enumerated starting with zero (0).
In the MAP section, the COLxROWx is the value name, and the values must be less than the
MAPROWS and MAPCOLS specified in the GENERAL section.
In the SPECIAL section, the COLxROWx is the value data, and the values given can be outside
the normal key map limits.
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GENERAL Section
The first section is the GENERAL section. This contains the keymap name (all numerics), as well
as the number of rows and columns in the keymap, and the algorithm for converting rows and
columns to a data byte to go into the keymap table.
.
[General]
MAPNAME=0409
MAPCNT=4
.
MAPNAME
Name of this map. This is what appears in the popup menu in the
keyboard control panel.
MAPCNT
Gives the number of MAP sections (and hence keymap tables) in this
source file.
MAPCOLS
Number of columns in each keymap table. This is defined by the
hardware keyboard.
MAPROWS
Number of rows in each keymap table. This is defined by the hardware
keyboard.
ALGOR
Defines the algorithm for converting row/column to internal scan code.
Current values are:
MX3X
Note:
scancode = ((column << 3) + row)
You must change the name of the default key map from 0409 to some other number (i.e.
0509). To do this, change line #13 “MAPNAME=0409” to “MAPNAME=0509”.
SPECIAL Section
.
[Special]
KEYSHIFT=COL8ROW0
KEYALT=COL9ROW0
.
The second section is the SPECIAL section, which contains the row and column definitions for
certain modifier keys which must be processed independent of the overall keymap. Currently,
these are only modifier keys.
The only recognized names are: KEYSHIFT, KEYALT, KEY2ND, and KEYCONTROL, and
these specify the row and column of these 4 specific modifier keys, in COLxROWx format. Note
the row and column for these keys can be outside the keymap limits specified in the GENERAL
section, since these are not loaded as part of the keymap proper.
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MAP Section
.
[Map]
MAP=MAP_NORMAL
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=VK_F1
.
There will be several (4 to 7) MAP sections, each defining the keymap for a given combination of
modifier keys. The keyboard driver requires keymaps for normal (no modifiers), SHIFT only,
2ND only, and 2ND-SHIFT combined.
The CTRL modifier and ALT modifier do not have individual keymaps; the keystrokes are passed
to the operating system, which is allowed to parse these keys according to Microsoft specifications
(for example, ALT-keys are defined to only pulldown menus, with no other function).
The only recognized value names are MAP and COLxROWx (defining a key code). The only
valid values for MAP are:
MAP_NORMAL
no modifier keys
MAP_2ND
2nd modifier only
MAP_SHIFT
shift modifier only
MAP_2NDSHF (or) MAP_2NDSHIFT
2nd and shift modifiers together
In addition, certain keymaps are used for special adjustment functions within the keyboard driver,
via the CHANGE+mapname specification:
MAP_VOLUM (or) MAP_VOLUME
special keymap for volume adjustment
MAP_CONTR (or) MAP_CONTRAST
special keymap for contrast adjustment
MAP_BRITE (or) MAP_BRIGHT
special keymap for brightness adjustment
When these maps are selected, the keyboard driver handles the up arrow and down arrow as
adjusting the particular parameter up and down, and any other key exits the adjustment state. Keys
in these modes are handled completely inside the keyboard driver, and are not propagated to the
operating system.
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Key codes are defined by COLxROWx=scancode. Scancode has a number of options, as
follows:
VK_code
any valid Windows VK code (see below for valid codes)
'x'
a single ASCII character ('A','b','1','@',' ', etc.)
SHIFT+VK_code
for a shifted VK code (see below for valid codes)
SHIFT+'x'
for a shifted ASCII character (should not be needed)
ACTION+code
special function key (valid codes listed below)
CHANGE+mapname
for modifier keys, change keymaps to mapname, as specified above
OPEN
an unused key position, does nothing when pressed
Valid ACTION codes are as follows:
SCAN1
Scan key 1 (left side of screen on mobile device)
SCAN2
Scan key 2 (right side of screen on mobile device)
SCAN3
Handle trigger button (unused on mobile device, but specified)
POWER
power button
BACKLIGHT
backlight on/off function
Note that specifying the power button in a different location will affect suspend/resume functions.
The "15-second hold to force reboot" function is controlled by hardware, and will only work with
the default power button.
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Keycomp Error Messages
Most error messages will specify the line within the keymap source file where the error occurred.
Duplicate key
A COLxROWx code was found in a MAP table, but that COL/ROW already has a value assigned.
GENERAL section must come before MAP
The GENERAL section must come first, or at least before any MAP sections. The GENERAL
section defines parameters which are needed to process Maps
Header line missing close bracket
The section header line must have square brackets before and after the section name
Header line missing open bracket
The section header line must have square brackets before and after the section name
Invalid ACTION code %s
The key scan code is specified as ACTION+code, but the ACTION code parsed is not recognized.
The following values are valid: SCAN1, SCAN2, SCAN3, POWER, or BACKLIGHT.
Invalid keycode %s
The keycode parsed is not recognized. The following values are valid:
• VK code from the VK code table (below)
• 'x' where x is an ASCII code (e.g. 'A' or '#').
• OPEN for unused entries (will not do anything when pressed)
Invalid MAP value %s
The MAP value parsed is not one the following list: MAP_NORMAL, MAP_2ND, MAP_SHIFT,
MAP_2NDSHF, MAP_2NDSHIFT, MAP_VOLUM, MAP_VOLUME, MAP_CONTR,
MAP_CONTRAST, MAP_BRITE, or MAP_BRIGHT.
Invalid MAPCNT (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPCNT exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid MAPCOLS (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPCOLS exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid MAPROWS (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPROWS exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid ROWCOL format
A COLxROWx was expected, but the format was not correct. The only valid formats are:
COLxROWx, COLxxROWx, COLxROWxx, or COLxxROWxx, where xx are decimal numeric
digits (0-9).
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Invalid scan code
The scan code parsed is not recognized. The scan code can take one of the following formats:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
VK_code
'x'
SHIFT+VK_code
SHIFT+'x'
ACTION+code
CHANGE+mapname
OPEN
Invalid section name %s
The section name parsed is invalid. The only recognized names are: GENERAL, SPECIAL, or
MAP
Invalid SHIFT code %s
The key scan code is specified as SHIFT+code, but the SHIFT code parsed is not recognized. The
following values are valid:
• VK code from the VK code table (below)
• 'x' where x is an ASCII code (e.g. 'A', '3', or '#').
Invalid value %s in GENERAL section
The value name parsed is invalid for the GENERAL section. The recognized names are:
MAPNAME, MAPCNT, MAPCOLS, MAPROWS, or ALGOR
Invalid value %s in MAP section
The value name parsed is not expected in the SPECIAL section. The only recognized names are:
MAP and COLxxx.
Invalid value %s in SPECIAL section
The value name parsed is not expected in the SPECIAL section. The only recognized names are:
KEYSHIFT, KEYALT, KEY2ND, and KEYCONTROL.
Invalid VK_ code %s
The VK code parsed is not recognized. See the VK Code Table (below) for valid values.
Map ended without MAP value
The MAP section must contain a MAP value, so the data fields can be parsed.
MAPNAME must be all numerics
Because of limitations in Microsoft Layout Manager, the map name must be all numeric (4, 5, or 6
digits). The name parsed did not fit this limitation.
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No definition for map MAP_2ND
There is no 2nd keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_2NDSHIFT
There is no 2nd-SHIFT keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined.
This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_NORMAL
There is no Normal keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_SHIFT
There is no SHIFT keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for MapHead.key2nd
No 2ND modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyalt
No ALT modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keycontrol
No CTRL modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keydnarrow
No down arrow definition was found The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keypower
No power key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyscan1
No Scan Key 1 definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
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No definition for MapHead.keyscan2
No Scan Key 2 definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyscan3
No Trigger Button definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyshift
No SHIFT modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyuparrow
No up arrow definition was found The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined somewhere
in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is
specified.
No equal in value line
A value line must be of the form value=data. A value line was expected, but there was no equal in
it. (or) A comment line did not begin with a semicolon (;).
No MAPNAME defined
There is no map name defined. The keyboard driver requires this name to be able to load the
keymap tables. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
Scan code algorithm required
A COLxROWx data value was found before any ALGOR statement. ALGOR algorithm is parsed
to decide how to encode COLxROWx into a keymap value.
Too many maps for specified MAPCNT
There are more MAP sections defined that the MAPCNT field specified.
Unknown scan code algorithm
The ALGOR algorithm specified is not one that KEYCOMP understands.
Unrecognized scancode algorithm %s
The ALGOR algorithm specified is not one that KEYCOMP understands.
Value outside of section
A value (defined as value=data) is only valid within a section (defined as [section]). A value line
was found when a section header line was expected.
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Sample Input File
;;---------------------------------------------------;; keymap file for MX3X default keyboard
;;---------------------------------------------------;;---------------------------------------------------;; general parms give the size of arrays
;; all numeric values are decimal
;; these numbers are validated with the data below
;; at compile time
;; MAPNAME must be all numerics
;;---------------------------------------------------[General]
MAPNAME=0409
MAPCNT=4
MAPCOLS=8
MAPROWS=8
ALGOR=MX3X
;;---------------------------------------------------;; special keys are accessed outside the map
;; this specifies the row and column
;; these should not need to change, but...
;;---------------------------------------------------[Special]
KEYSHIFT=COL8ROW0
KEYALT=COL9ROW0
KEY2ND=COL10ROW0
KEYCONTROL=COL11ROW0
;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with no modifier
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_NORMAL
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=VK_F1
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=VK_F2
COL0ROW4=VK_F5
COL0ROW5=VK_F7
COL0ROW6='8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0='Q'
COL1ROW1='9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3='T'
COL1ROW4='U'
COL1ROW5='4'
COL1ROW6='O'
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COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0='A'
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2='D'
COL2ROW3='G'
COL2ROW4='J'
COL2ROW5='1'
COL2ROW6='L'
COL2ROW7='3'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=' '
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2='X'
COL3ROW3='V'
COL3ROW4='N'
COL3ROW5='0'
COL3ROW6=VK_LEFT
COL3ROW7=VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=VK_F9
COL4ROW1='S'
COL4ROW2=VK_RIGHT
COL4ROW3='F'
COL4ROW4='H'
COL4ROW5='K'
COL4ROW6='2'
COL4ROW7=VK_UP
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0='6'
COL5ROW1='Z'
COL5ROW2=VK_BACK
COL5ROW3='C'
COL5ROW4='B'
COL5ROW5='M'
COL5ROW6=VK_PERIOD
COL5ROW7=VK_DOWN
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=VK_F10
COL6ROW1='W'
COL6ROW2=VK_RETURN
COL6ROW3='R'
COL6ROW4='Y'
COL6ROW5='I'
COL6ROW6='5'
COL6ROW7='P'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0='E'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=VK_F3
COL7ROW3=VK_F4
COL7ROW4=VK_F6
COL7ROW5='7'
COL7ROW6=VK_F8
COL7ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with only 2ND
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_2ND
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=open
COL0ROW1=VK_CAPITAL
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=SHIFT+VK_PAUSE
COL0ROW4=open
COL0ROW5=open
COL0ROW6=VK_HYPHEN
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0=SHIFT+'1'
COL1ROW1=SHIFT+VK_EQUAL
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=SHIFT+'5'
COL1ROW4=SHIFT+'7'
COL1ROW5=VK_EQUAL
COL1ROW6=SHIFT+'9'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=SHIFT+VK_BACKSLASH
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=SHIFT+VK_SEMICOLON
COL2ROW3=SHIFT+VK_APOSTROPHE
COL2ROW4=VK_COMMA
COL2ROW5=VK_LBRACKET
COL2ROW6=SHIFT+VK_SLASH
COL2ROW7=SHIFT+VK_PERIOD
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=open
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=open
COL3ROW3=open
COL3ROW4=VK_BACKQUOTE
COL3ROW5=SHIFT+VK_COMMA
COL3ROW6=VK_HOME
COL3ROW7=SHIFT+VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=open
COL4ROW1=VK_BACKSLASH
COL4ROW2=VK_END
COL4ROW3=VK_SEMICOLON
COL4ROW4=VK_APOSTROPHE
COL4ROW5=VK_PERIOD
COL4ROW6=VK_RBRACKET
COL4ROW7=VK_PRIOR
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0=SHIFT+VK_RBRACKET
COL5ROW1=open
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COL5ROW2=VK_INSERT
COL5ROW3=open
COL5ROW4=SHIFT+VK_BACKQUOTE
COL5ROW5=SHIFT+VK_HYPHEN
COL5ROW6=VK_DELETE
COL5ROW7=VK_NEXT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=ACTION+BACKLIGHT
COL6ROW1=SHIFT+'2'
COL6ROW2=open
COL6ROW3=SHIFT+'4'
COL6ROW4=SHIFT+'6'
COL6ROW5=SHIFT+'8'
COL6ROW6=SHIFT+VK_LBRACKET
COL6ROW7=SHIFT+'0'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0=SHIFT+'3'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=open
COL7ROW3=open
COL7ROW4=CHANGE+MAP_CONTRAST
COL7ROW5=VK_SLASH
COL7ROW6=CHANGE+MAP_VOLUME
COL7ROW7=open
;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with 2ND and SHIFT
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_2NDSHIFT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=open
COL0ROW1=VK_F11
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=VK_F12
COL0ROW4=open
COL0ROW5=open
COL0ROW6='8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0=open
COL1ROW1='9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=open
COL1ROW4=open
COL1ROW5='4'
COL1ROW6=open
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=open
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=open
COL2ROW3=open
COL2ROW4=open
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COL2ROW5='1'
COL2ROW6=open
COL2ROW7='3'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=open
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=open
COL3ROW3=open
COL3ROW4=open
COL3ROW5='0'
COL3ROW6=open
COL3ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=open
COL4ROW1=open
COL4ROW2=open
COL4ROW3=open
COL4ROW4=open
COL4ROW5=open
COL4ROW6='2'
COL4ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0='6'
COL5ROW1=open
COL5ROW2=open
COL5ROW3=open
COL5ROW4=open
COL5ROW5=open
COL5ROW6=open
COL5ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=open
COL6ROW1=open
COL6ROW2=open
COL6ROW3=open
COL6ROW4=open
COL6ROW5=open
COL6ROW6='5'
COL6ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0=open
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=VK_PAUSE
COL7ROW3=VK_SCROLL
COL7ROW4=VK_SNAPSHOT
COL7ROW5='7'
COL7ROW6=open
COL7ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with only SHIFT
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_SHIFT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=SHIFT+VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=SHIFT+VK_F1
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=SHIFT+VK_F2
COL0ROW4=SHIFT+VK_F5
COL0ROW5=SHIFT+VK_F7
COL0ROW6=SHIFT+'8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0=SHIFT+'Q'
COL1ROW1=SHIFT+'9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=SHIFT+'T'
COL1ROW4=SHIFT+'U'
COL1ROW5=SHIFT+'4'
COL1ROW6=SHIFT+'O'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=SHIFT+'A'
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=SHIFT+'D'
COL2ROW3=SHIFT+'G'
COL2ROW4=SHIFT+'J'
COL2ROW5=SHIFT+'1'
COL2ROW6=SHIFT+'L'
COL2ROW7=SHIFT+'3'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=SHIFT+' '
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=SHIFT+'X'
COL3ROW3=SHIFT+'V'
COL3ROW4=SHIFT+'N'
COL3ROW5=SHIFT+'0'
COL3ROW6=SHIFT+VK_LEFT
COL3ROW7=SHIFT+VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=SHIFT+VK_F9
COL4ROW1=SHIFT+'S'
COL4ROW2=SHIFT+VK_RIGHT
COL4ROW3=SHIFT+'F'
COL4ROW4=SHIFT+'H'
COL4ROW5=SHIFT+'K'
COL4ROW6=SHIFT+'2'
COL4ROW7=SHIFT+VK_UP
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0=SHIFT+'6'
COL5ROW1=SHIFT+'Z'
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COL5ROW2=SHIFT+VK_BACK
COL5ROW3=SHIFT+'C'
COL5ROW4=SHIFT+'B'
COL5ROW5=SHIFT+'M'
COL5ROW6=SHIFT+VK_PERIOD
COL5ROW7=SHIFT+VK_DOWN
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=SHIFT+VK_F10
COL6ROW1=SHIFT+'W'
COL6ROW2=SHIFT+VK_RETURN
COL6ROW3=SHIFT+'R'
COL6ROW4=SHIFT+'Y'
COL6ROW5=SHIFT+'I'
COL6ROW6=SHIFT+'5'
COL6ROW7=SHIFT+'P'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0=SHIFT+'E'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=SHIFT+VK_F3
COL7ROW3=SHIFT+VK_F4
COL7ROW4=SHIFT+VK_F6
COL7ROW5=SHIFT+'7'
COL7ROW6=SHIFT+VK_F8
COL7ROW7=open
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Sample Output File
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\0409]
;; header limits and special keys
;; MAPCNT
;; MAPCOLS
;; MAPROWS
;; # of keys in each map
;; (unused)
;; (unused)
;; scancode value for power key
;; scancode value for up arrow
;; scancode value for down arrow
;; scancode value for scan key 1
;; scancode value for scan key 2
;; scancode value for trigger button
;; scancode value for SHIFT
;; scancode value for ALT
;; scancode value for 2ND
;; scancode value for CTRL key
"Head"=hex: 04,08,08,40,00,00,02,27,2F,07,0F,0A,40,48,50,58
;; Map0 is the scancode values for the NORMAL key map
"Map0"=hex:\
1B,70,DF,71,74,76,38,87,51,39,89,54,55,34,4F,88,\
41,00,44,47,4A,31,4C,33,20,00,58,56,4E,30,25,09,\
78,53,27,46,48,4B,32,26,36,5A,08,43,42,4D,BE,28,\
79,57,0D,52,59,49,35,50,45,00,72,73,75,37,77,00
;; Flag0 is the shift codes for the NORMAL key map
"Flag0"=hex:\
00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
;; Map1 is the scancode values for the 2ND key map
"Map1"=hex:\
00,14,DF,13,00,00,BD,87,31,BB,89,35,37,BB,39,88,\
DC,00,BA,DE,BC,DB,BF,BE,00,00,00,00,C0,BC,24,09,\
00,DC,23,BA,DE,BE,DD,21,DD,00,2D,00,C0,BD,2E,22,\
8A,32,00,34,36,38,DB,30,33,00,00,00,00,BF,00,00
;; Flag1 is the shift codes for the 2ND key map
"Flag1"=hex:\
00,00,A0,10,00,86,00,A0,10,10,A0,10,10,00,10,A0,\
10,00,10,10,00,00,10,10,00,00,00,00,00,10,00,10,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,10,00,00,00,10,10,00,00,\
A0,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,00,00,85,00,84,00
;; Map2 is the scancode values for the 2ND-SHIFT key map
"Map2"=hex:\
00,7A,DF,7B,00,00,38,87,00,39,89,00,00,34,00,88,\
00,00,00,00,00,31,00,33,00,00,00,00,00,30,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,32,00,36,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
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00,00,00,00,00,00,35,00,00,00,13,91,2C,37,00,00
;; Flag2 is the shift codes for the 2ND-SHIFT key map
"Flag2"=hex:\
00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
;; Map3 is the scancode values for the SHIFT key map
"Map3"=hex:\
1B,70,DF,71,74,76,38,87,51,39,89,54,55,34,4F,88,\
41,00,44,47,4A,31,4C,33,20,00,58,56,4E,30,25,09,\
78,53,27,46,48,4B,32,26,36,5A,08,43,42,4D,BE,28,\
79,57,0D,52,59,49,35,50,45,00,72,73,75,37,77,00
;; Flag3 is the shift codes for the SHIFT key map
"Flag3"=hex:\
10,10,A0,10,10,10,10,A0,10,10,A0,10,10,10,10,A0,\
10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,\
10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,\
10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,00
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List of Valid VK Codes for CE .NET and CE
This is the list of codes parsed by KEYCOMP compiler. Refer to Microsoft Windows
documentation for further clarification of the meaning of these key codes. Any VK keys not
defined here are not valid for use under Windows CE .NET and CE.
Note:
There may be different VK Codes for Windows CE .NET 4.2 and CE 5.0. Check with
your LXE representative before using VK Codes for your MX3X.
VK_ADD
VK_APOSTROPHE
VK_APPS
VK_ATTN
VK_BACK
VK_BACKQUOTE
VK_BACKSLASH
VK_BROWSER_BACK
VK_BROWSER_FAVORITES
VK_BROWSER_FORWARD
VK_BROWSER_HOME
VK_BROWSER_REFRESH
VK_BROWSER_SEARCH
VK_BROWSER_STOP
VK_CANCEL
VK_CAPITAL
VK_CLEAR
VK_COMMA
VK_CONTROL
VK_CONVERT
VK_CRSEL
VK_DECIMAL
VK_DELETE
VK_DIVIDE
VK_DOWN
VK_END
VK_EQUAL
VK_EREOF
VK_ESCAPE
VK_EXECUTE
VK_EXSEL
VK_F1
VK_F10
VK_F11
VK_F12
VK_F13
VK_F14
VK_F15
VK_F16
VK_F17
VK_F18
VK_F19
VK_F2
VK_F20
VK_F21
VK_F22
VK_F23
VK_F24
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VK_F3
VK_F4
VK_F5
VK_F6
VK_F7
VK_F8
VK_F9
VK_FINAL
VK_HANGUL
VK_HANJA
VK_HELP
VK_HOME
VK_HYPHEN
VK_INSERT
VK_JUNJA
VK_KANA
VK_KANJI
VK_LAUNCH_APP1
VK_LAUNCH_APP2
VK_LAUNCH_MAIL
VK_LAUNCH_MEDIA_SELECT
VK_LBRACKET
VK_LBUTTON
VK_LCONTROL
VK_LEFT
VK_LMENU
VK_LSHIFT
VK_LWIN
VK_MBUTTON
VK_MEDIA_NEXT_TRACK
VK_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE
VK_MEDIA_PREV_TRACK
VK_MEDIA_STOP
VK_MENU
VK_MULTIPLY
VK_NEXT
VK_NOCONVERT
VK_NONAME
VK_NUMLOCK
VK_NUMPAD0
VK_NUMPAD1
VK_NUMPAD2
VK_NUMPAD3
VK_NUMPAD4
VK_NUMPAD5
VK_NUMPAD6
VK_NUMPAD7
VK_NUMPAD8
VK_NUMPAD9
VK_OEM_CLEAR
VK_OFF
VK_PA1
VK_PAUSE
VK_PERIOD
VK_PLAY
VK_PRINT
VK_PRIOR
VK_RBRACKET
VK_RBUTTON
VK_RCONTROL
VK_RETURN
VK_RIGHT
VK_RMENU
VK_RSHIFT
VK_RWIN
VK_SCROLL
VK_SELECT
VK_SEMICOLON
VK_SEPARATOR
VK_SHIFT
VK_SLASH
VK_SLEEP
VK_SNAPSHOT
VK_SPACE
VK_SUBTRACT
VK_TAB
VK_UP
VK_VOLUME_DOWN
VK_VOLUME_MUTE
VK_VOLUME_UP
VK_ZOOM
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Physical Specifications
Features
Specifications
Comments
CPU
Xscale PXA255 CPU operating at
400 MHz. Turbo mode switching
is supported.
32 bit CPU (with on-chip cache)
Compact Flash (Internal)
Supports an ATA interface only.
3.3v ATA flash card. Inaccessible by
customer.
Memory
ROM
64 MB Flash
RAM
64 or 128MB of SDRAM
System Memory
LCD
Monochrome Transflective
Transflective LCD with touchscreen.
Transmissive Color
Customer Configurable Backlighting
SRAM or Flash PCMCIA Type I
or II PC Cards (Various Sizes)
Compact Flash Card
Bootable SRAM PC Card, ATA Flash
PC Card, or ATA Hard Drive PC Card
PCMCIA Interface
Slot 0 accepts Type I and II
Slot 1 accepts Type I and II CF+
Compatible with the PCMCIA version
2.1 standard.
Weights
Unit with radio, battery and
scanner endcap
Less than
30 oz
<850g
Battery
5.6 oz
157g
Network Card - 2.4GHz Type II
1.0 oz
1.6 oz
28g
45g
SRAM Card
1 oz
28g
IrDA Connector (COM 2) bidirectional half-duplex
Supports 115k baud
Endcap - Dual Serial, DA-9 or
DB-9 Connector (COM 1 and
COM 3)
9 Pin “D” (male) Connector. Provides
connection to external devices such as a
printer.
Endcap - incl Scanner (COM 3),
DA-9 or DB-9 Connector (COM
1)
9 Pin “D” (male) Connector. Provides
connection to external devices such as a
printer.
Endcap – incl Scanner (COM 3),
DA-9 (COM 1)
Scanner – SE923 or SE955 Symbol
engine
8.5V - 15 VDC Input Power
External Battery Charger Contacts
10.8 - 16VDC Input Power
Power Jack
Display
Mass
Storage
Removable PC
Card
External
Connectors/Interface USB
Host / Client Ports
Power Connector
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Features
Specifications
Audio Connector
Dimensions w/Endcap
Batteries
Comments
Audio Jack
Length
6”
15 cm
Width
8”
20 cm
Depth (No RFID)
1.44”
3.66 cm
Depth (With RFID Module)
1.88”
4.77 cm
Main
1900 mAh 10.8V, 3 cell, Li-Ion
battery pack
In-Unit Chargeable or Externally
Chargeable
Backup
(CMOS)
Internal Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
5.7V max.
Automatically charges from main battery
during normal operation
Memory operational for 5 minutes when
main battery is depleted
Display Specifications
Type
LCD - Transflective Monochrome, Transmissive Color
Electroluminescent Backlighting
Resolution
640x240 pixels
Size
½ VGA landscape
Diagonal Viewing Area
5.92 in (150.4mm)
Dot Pitch
0.22mm
Dot Size
0.20mm x 0.20mm
Color Scale
Monochrome - 16 Shades of Gray
Transmissive – 256 colors
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Cable Specifications
Caution: Do Not Use this Port for Cables with
USB Plugs/Receptacles:
Caution: Do Not Use these Labeled Ports for
Tethered Scanners:
Cable Ends
Receptacle
Plug
Receptacle
Plug
USB A
USB A
RS232
RS232
USB B
USB B
Cable Pinouts and Diagrams
MX3X068CBLD9USBHOST – CBL, USB D9F to USB
Type A Receptacle
ActiveSync: Connect from mobile device USB-C port to
USB Type A Host. E.g. laptop/desktop PC.
MX3XA069CBLD9USBCLNT – CBL, USB D9F to
USB Type B Plug
Connect from MX3X USB-H port to USB Type B
device. e.g. Hub, camera, other client device, etc.
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Mobile Device
Client End
Goes To
USB Type A
Plug End
1......................... Host Detect ........................ 1
2......................... Not Used
3......................... D+ .................................... 3
4......................... Not Used
5......................... GND ................................ 4
6......................... Not Used
7......................... D- ..................................... 2
8......................... Not Used
9
Not Used
Mobile Device
Host port End
Goes To
USB Type B
Plug End
1......................... Not Used
2......................... Not Used
3......................... D+ .................................... 3
4......................... Not Used
5......................... GND ................................ 4
6......................... Not Used
7......................... D- ..................................... 2
8......................... Not Used
9......................... PWR .................................. 1
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MX3XA070CBLD9RS232AS - Cable, RS232 (D9F) /
RS232 (D9F)
MX3XA068CBLD9USBHOST – CBL, USB D9F to
USB Type A Plug
Connect from mobile device USB-H to a USB device
with a cable that has a Type A plug end. e.g. USB
mouse, USB keyboard, etc.
Technical Specifications
ActiveSync: Connect from desk cradle male serial port to a D9
male serial port on a PC / Laptop. Cable used for serial
ActiveSync.
Mobile Device
Host port End
Tethered Scanner: Connect to MX3X powered Cradle
D9F Serial port.
USB Type A
Receptacle End
1......................... Not Used
2......................... Not Used
3......................... D+ .................................... 3
4......................... Not Used
5......................... GND ................................ 4
6......................... Not Used
7......................... D- ..................................... 2
8......................... Not Used
9......................... PWR .................................. 1
D9 Female
9000A054CBL6D9D9 - Cable, RS232 (D9F) / RS232
(D9F)
Goes To
D9 Female
1....................................... 7
2....................................... 3
3....................................... 2
4....................................... 6,8
5....................................... 5
6,8.................................... 4
7....................................... 1
9....................................... Not Used
RS232 Tethered Scanner Serial Port on Cradle
Do Not Use these Endcap Labeled Ports for Tethered
Scanners:
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Environmental Specifications
Mobile Device and Endcaps
Operating Temperature
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) monochrome
32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C) color
Storage Temperature
-22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C)
Water and Dust
IEC IP66
Operating Humidity
Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Ambient Light – ranging from
total darkness to direct sunlight
Display readable (with backlight on) for <= two hours
Contamination
Resistant to exposure to skin oil and other lubricants.
Vibration
Based on MIL Std 810F
ESD
8 KV air, 4kV direct contact
Shock, MX3X
Multiple 4 foot drops to concrete. 6 foot with protective cover/boot
Keypad readable (after previous exposure to a 60W bulb for 30 minutes)
for <= 15 minutes.
Power Supplies
US AC Wall Adapter
Input Power Switch
None
Power "ON" Indicator
None
Input Fusing
Thermal Fuse
Input Voltage
108VAC min - 132VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Connector
North American wall plug, no ground
Output Connector
Barrel connector, female, 5.5 x 2.5 x 11.5mm, Center Positive
Output Voltage
+12VDC, unregulated
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.5 A max
Operating Temperature
32° F to 104° F / 0° C to 40° C
Storage Temperature
-13° F to 158° F / -25° C to 70° C
Humidity
Operates in a relative humidity of 5 – 95% (non-condensing)
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International AC Adapter
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (-0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature
-13°F to 158°F (-25°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Input Power Switch
None
Power "ON" Indicator
None
Input Voltage
108VAC min - 264VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Connector
Customer supplied
Output Connector
Barrel connector, female, 5.5 x 2.5 x 11mm, Center Positive
Output Voltage
+12VDC, regulated
Output Voltage Regulation
+/- 5%
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.00 Amps max
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Network Device Specifications
Summit Client in PCMCIA Adapter 2.4GHz
Bus Interface:
Compact Flash via a PCMCIA adapter
Network Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.4897 GHz IEEE 802.11b 802.11g DSSS OFDM
RF Data Rates:
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level:
18 dBm 64mW Max
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 13 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3X Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3X Environmental Specs
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
PCMCIA Cisco Client 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Network Frequencies
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates
11 Mbps
RF Power Level
100 mW max.
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 14 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3X Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3X Environmental Specs
Connectivity
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Antenna
Internal
PCMCIA Symbol Client 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Network Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.5 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates:
11 Mbps maximum
RF Power Level:
100 mW
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3X Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3X Environmental Specs
Connectivity:
TCP/IP, Ethernet, NDSI
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Hat Encoding
The MX3X supports only 7-bit hat encoding which means only ^@ through ^_ (underscore) are supported.
Desired
ASCII
NUL
SOH
STX
ETX
EOT
ENQ
ACK
BEL
BS
HT
LF
VT
FF
CR
SO
SI
DLE
DC1 (XON)
DC2
DC3 (XOFF)
DC4
NAK
SYN
ETB
CAN
EM
SUB
ESC
FS
GS
RS
US
IND
NEL
SSA
®
¯
°
±
²
³
Hex Value
Hat
Encoded
Desired
ASCII
0X00
0X01
0X02
0X03
0X04
0X05
0X06
0X07
0X08
0X09
0X0A
0X0B
0X0C
0X0D
0X0E
0X0F
0X10
0X11
0X12
0X13
0X14
0X15
0X16
0X17
0X18
0X19
0X1A
0X1B
0X1C
0X1D
0X1E
0X1F
0X7F
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
AE
AF
B0
B1
B2
B3
^@
^A
^B
^C
^D
^E
^F
^G
^H
^I
^J
^K
^L
^M
^N
^O
^P
^Q
^R
^S
^T
^U
^V
^W
^X
^Y
^Z
^[
^\\
^]
^^
^_ (Underscore)
^?
~^@
~^A
~^B
~^C
~^D
~^E
~^F
~. (Period)
~/
~0 (Zero)
~1
~2
~3
ESA
HTS
HTJ
VTS
PLD
PLU
RI
SS2
SS3
DCS
PU1
PU2
STS
CCH
MW
SPA
EPA
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Hat
Encoded
CSI
ST
OSC
PM
APC
(no-break space)
¡
¢
£
¤
¥
¦
87
88
89
8A
8B
8C
8D
8E
8F
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
9B
9C
9D
9E
9F
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
~^G
~^H
~^I
~^J
~^K
~^L
~^M
~^N
~^O
~^P
~^Q
~^R
~^S
~^T
~^U
~^V
~^W
~^X
~^Y
~^Z
~^[
~^\\
~^]
~^^
~^_ (Underscore)
~ (Tilde and Space)
~!
~”
~#
~$
~%
~&
§
¨
©
ª
«
¬
(soft hyphen)
×
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
AC
AD
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
DC
~’
~(
~)
~*
~+
~,
~- (Dash)
~W
~X
~Y
~Z
~[
~\\
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Desired
ASCII
Hex Value
Hat
Encoded
Desired
ASCII
Hex Value
´
µ
¶
·
¸
¹
º
»
¼
½
¾
¿
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
BA
BB
BC
BD
BE
BF
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
CA
CB
CC
CD
CE
CF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
~4
~5
~6
~7
~8
~9
~:
~;
~<
~=
~>
~?
[email protected]
~A
~B
~C
~D
~E
~F
~G
~H
~I
~J
~K
~L
~M
~N
~O
~P
~Q
~R
~S
~T
~U
~V
Ý
Þ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
÷
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
DD
DE
DF
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4
E5
E6
E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
EC
ED
EE
EF
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
FA
FB
FC
FD
FE
FF
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Hat
Encoded
~]
~\^
~_ (Underscore)
~`
~a
~b
~c
~d
~e
~f
~g
~h
~i
~j
~k
~l
~m
~n
~o
~p
~q
~r
~s
~t
~u
~v
~w
~x
~y
~z
~{
~|
~}
~~
~^?
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Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart
0
1
2
0x00
0x01
0x02
40
41
42 8
0x28
0x29
0x2A
80
81
82
0x50
0x51
0x52
120
121
122
0x78
0x79
0x7A
3
4
5
0x03
0x04
0x05
43
44
45
0x2B
0x2C
0x2D
83
84
85
0x53
0x54
0x55
123
124
125
0x7B
0x7C
0x7D
6
7
8
9
10
0x06
0x07
0x08
0x09
0x0A
46
47
48
49
50
0x2E
0x2F
0x30
0x31
0x32
86
87
88
89
90
0x56
0x57
0x58
0x59
0x5A
126
127
128
129
130
0x7E
0x7F
0x80
0x81
0x82
11
12
13
14
15
0x0B
0x0C
0x0D
0x0E
0x0F
51
52
53
54
55
0x33
0x34
0x35
0x36
0x37
91
92
93
94
95
0x5B
0x5C
0x5D
0x5E
0x5F
131
132
133
134
135
0x83
0x84
0x85
0x86
0x87
16
17
18
19
20
0x10
0x11
0x12
0x13
0x14
56
57
58
59
60
0x38
0x39
0x3A
0x3B
0x3C
96
97
98
99
100
0x60
0x61
0x62
0x63
0x64
136
137
138
139
140
0x88
0x89
0x8A
0x8B
0x8C
21
22
23
24
25
0x15
0x16
0x17
0x18
0x19
61
62
63
64
65
0x3D
0x3E
0x3F
0x40
0x41
101
102
103
104
105
0x65
0x66
0x67
0x68
0x69
141
142
143
144
145
0x8D
0x8E
0x8F
0x90
0x91
26
27
28
29
30
0x1A
0x1B
0x1C
0x1D
0x1E
66
67
68
69
70
0x42
0x43
0x44
0x45
0x46
106
107
108
109
110
0x6A
0x6B
0x6C
0x6D
0x6E
146
147
148
149
150
0x92
0x93
0x94
0x95
0x96
31
32
33
34
35
0x1F
0x20
0x21
0x22
0x23
71
72
73
74
75
0x47
0x48
0x49
0x4A
0x4B
111
112
113
114
115
0x6F
0x70
0x71
0x72
0x73
151
152
153
154
155
0x97
0x98
0x99
0x9A
0x9B
36
37
38
39
0x24
0x25
0x26
0x27
76
77
78
79
0x4C
0x4D
0x4E
0x4F
116
117
118
119
0x74
0x75
0x76
0x77
156
157
158
159
0x9C
0x9D
0x9E
0x9F
Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart (0 to 159 Decimal)
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160
161
162
163
164
165
0xA0
0xA1
0xA2
0xA3
0xA4
0xA5
200
201
202
203
204
205
0xC8
0xC9
0xCA
0xCB
0xCC
0xCD
240
241
242
243
244
245
0xF0
0xF1
0xF2
0xF3
0xF4
0xF5
166
167
168
169
170
0xA6
0xA7
0xA8
0xA9
0xAA
206
207
208
209
210
0xCE
0xCF
0xD0
0xD1
0xD2
246
247
248
249
250
0xF6
0xF7
0xF8
0xF9
0xFA
171
172
173
174
175
0xAB
0xAC
0xAD
0xAE
0xAF
211
212
213
214
215
0xD3
0xD4
0xD5
0xD6
0xD7
251
252
253
254
255
0xFB
0xFC
0xFD
0xFE
0xFF
176
177
178
179
180
0xB0
0xB1
0xB2
0xB3
0xB4
216
217
218
219
220
0xD8
0xD9
0xDA
0xDB
0xDC
181
182
183
184
185
0xB5
0xB6
0xB7
0xB8
0xB9
221
222
223
224
225
0xDD
0xDE
0xDF
0xE0
0xE1
186
187
188
189
190
0xBA
0xBB
0xBC
0xBD
0xBE
226
227
228
229
230
0xE2
0xE3
0xE4
0xE5
0xE6
191
192
193
194
195
0xBF
0xC0
0xC1
0xC2
0xC3
231
232
233
234
235
0xE7
0xE8
0xE9
0xEA
0xEB
196
197
198
199
0xC4
0xC5
0xC6
0xC7
236
237
238
239
0xEC
0xED
0xEE
0xEF
Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart (160 to 255 Decimal)
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Revision G, November 2006
Notices
Updated trademark statements.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Updated “Overview” description. Added Wavelink Avalanche Enabler to
“Features/Options of the MX3X Family”. Updated “Related Manuals” section.
Updated RoHS Accessories.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Added contents of Chapter 3 “Power Supply” to Chapter 2.
Chapter 3 – Power Supply
Deleted. Contents added to Chapter 2.
Chapter 3 – System
Configuration
Renumbered from Chapter 4.
Chapter 4 – Scanner
New.
Chapter 5 – MX3-RFID
Deleted. Refer to the “MX3-RFID User’s Guide” and the “MX3-RFID Reference
Guide”. Moved “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” sections to
Appendix B “Technical Specifications”.
Chapter 5 – Wireless
Network Configuration
Renumbered from Chapter 7 to Chapter 5.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
No change.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” from the deleted Chapter
3 “MX3-RFID” chapter. Added “ASCII Control Codes” chart.
Entire Manual
Removed MX3-RFID specific information and instruction. Placed in “MX3-RFID
User’s Guide” and “MX3-RFID Reference Guide”; released for publication
September 2006. Changed “radio” to “wireless” or “client” in context, if suitable.
Changed Chapter cross-references to match Chapter number changes.
Updated “Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Option)”. Added “Wavelink Avalanche
Enabler Configuration”. Changed “radio” to “wireless” or “client” in context, if
suitable. Updated default value for Display Backlight Idle Timer from 30 seconds to
3 seconds.
Added “Sign-on Screen for LEAP, PEAP/MS-CHAP, PEAP/GTC”. Added
configuration instruction for PEAP/GTC on Summit devices. Updated parameters
and options based on Summit version 1.2.10 differences.
Revision F, August 2006
Notices
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Added WEEE statement. Added trademarks for RAM mounting products and Summit
radio.
Added caution for battery well vent location “Battery Well Vent Aperture”.
Added key sequence to use if the touchscreen is not accepting taps or needs
recalibration to “Getting Started | Troubleshooting”.
Expanded instruction when using audio cable and headsets. Added voice accessories
to “Accessories”. Added ROHS marker to Accessories. Removed USB A and USB B
cable photos.
Changed MX3-RFID IP rating from “dust and water protection enclosure rating of
IEC 60529 compliant to IP55” to “...IP65”.
Added “Entering the Multi AppLock Activation Key”.
MX3P:
Added “Features/Options for the MX3X Family”. Added “RFID and MX3P Devices
and the MX3 Cradles”.
Replaced “RFID Device and LXE Cradles” and “The MX3-RFID Device and
Cradles” with “The Passive Vehicle Cradle”.
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Added new section titled “Connect External Power Supply to the MX3P”.
Added information and Accessories for the MX3P mobile device.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Added “RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port”.
Chapter 3 – Power Supply
Corrected the following statement: “The MX3X is designed to achieve 8+ hours of
continuous operation.” The statement is now correct.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Added intro information for JAVA option, RFTerm option, AppLock option and
Wavelink Avalanche option to “Installed Software”. Added Summit radio to “Start
Menu Program Options”. Added note to “Bluetooth Manager” and “Scanner/Main”:
“Bluetooth Manager, Bluetooth service or options are not available for all MX3X
devices or in all MX3X software releases.”
Revised “About” section to include pre-installed font information. Revised
“Date/Time” section. Revised “Password” section. Revised “Scanner” sections for
new features. Added new sections to Utilities: “Enabling GrabTime”, “Configuring
CapsLock Behavior”, “Configuring IPv6”, “Configuring Touch Panel Behavior”.
Revised “LAUNCH.EXE” section for Summit radio and new features. Expanded
“Reflash the Mobile Device” section to include Reflash TAG file process.
Chapter 5 – MX3-RFID
Removed Scanner tab explanations. Referred reader to Chapter 4, section titled
“Scanner” for explanation and instruction. Changed MX3-RFID IP rating from IP55
to IP65.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
Added Multi Application AppLock instruction.
Chapter 7 – Wireless
Network Configuration
Added Summit Client Utility. Separated chapter into four sections: Summit, Cisco,
Symbol, and Certificates.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added “Revision History”. Removed USB A and USB B cable photos from “Cable
Specifications”.
Added Summit radio technical specifications.
Changed MX3-RFID IP rating from “dust and water protection enclosure rating of
IEC 60529 compliant to IP55” to “...IP65”.
Entire Manual
Clarified differences between MX3X, MX3P and MX3-RFID mobile devices, cradles,
batteries and chargers. Noted the replacement of SE923 scanner with SE955 scanner
(July 2006) where applicable. Updated Figures to display LXE 2005 logo.
Changed part numbers for cradles from 2381A002DESKCRADLE to
MX3RA002DESKCRADLE and 2381A003VMCRADLE to
MX3RA003VMCRADLE where applicable.
Revision E, November 2005
Chaper 1 – Introduction
Added Scanner Clip Strap (85XX scanners only) to “Accessories.” Deleted obsolete
tethered scanners.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Updated Date/Time figure and instruction to explain Sync button function. Updated
“LAUNCH.EXE” in section titled “Utilities”.
Added “2.4GHz Radio Configuration” section and “Configuring IPv6 Broadcast
Messages.”
Removed “Cisco – Aironet Configuration Utility (ACU)” and “Symbol” sections. This
information is now included in Chapter 7.
Chapter 7 – Wireless
Network Configuration
Added new chapter containing ACU and Symbol sections removed from Chapter 4.
Added MX3X WPA information and instruction.
Revision D, April 2005
Front Page
Updated LXE Logo for 2005. Added “Microsoft Windows CE .NET Equipped” on
cover page to separate this device from similar MX3 mobile devices.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Deleted “LXE RFID Config” from Start Menu.
Added “RFID Configuration Utility” to Control Panel section.
Added Avalanche “persist” keys to “Utilities” section “LAUNCH.EXE”.
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Updated RFID Configuration Utility:
•
Added Filter, Firmware, and Format tabs to RFID Configuration Utility
Panel.
•
96 bit Class 1 tag support added.
•
EPC Tag Data Formatting added.
•
Added robust Read support.
Revision C, December 2004
Entire Manual
Noted differences between MX3X standard and the MX3-RFID device.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Consolidated ActiveSync information and instructions.
Corrected part numbers for MX3-RFID accessories.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Updated LAUNCH persistent storage information. Added Administration to control
panel.
Chapter 5 – MX3-RFID
Added chapter specifically for the MX3X with an RFID module.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
Added chapter specifically for AppLock on MX3X and MX3-RFID devices.
Revision B, August 2004
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Corrected Accessories section “Cables for Cradle and MX3X Serial Ports”.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Updated “USB Host/Client Port” section. Added cable part number to “Storage
Cradles”. Updated “Storage Cradles” and “Tethered Scanners” sections.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Updated Scanner Key graphic to show Field Exit option to Programmable Scan Keys
for 5250 devices only.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added section titled “Cable Specifications”.
Revision A, First Release, June 2004
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2nd key function.....................................................58
A
About
software, hardware, version, network IP.............82
Accessibility settings ............................................84
Accessories
Electrostatic Discharge .........................................8
Install ....................................................................8
Activation Key....................................................235
Activation Key, AppLock Multiple Applications.18
ActiveSync............................................................34
Backup Data Files ...............................................34
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection........35
Configure ............................................................31
Connect .........................................................33, 34
Create Comm Option ..........................................93
Explore................................................................33
IR port transmission ............................................30
Prerequisites........................................................34
Troubleshooting ..................................................36
Use this cable ......................................................54
ActiveSync Help...................................................30
ActiveSync Options ..............................................36
ActiveSync Setup Wizard.....................................30
ActiveSync version 3.7 .........................................30
ACU....................................................................192
Add new Symbol connection..............................214
Add prefix and suffix control..............................148
Adding Codes to the Match List for EAN128
Barcodes .........................................................167
Admin Hotkey
AppLock ...................................................232, 241
Administration
AppLock from Control Panel..............................84
Administrator
Summit client utility..........................................173
Advanced
Add Prefix.........................................................158
Add Suffix.........................................................158
Code Enable ......................................................164
COM port settings tab ...............................156, 157
Keys tab ............................................................156
Scanner Control Characters Tab .......................163
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Strip Leading, Strip Trailing .............................160
Translate control codes .............................158, 163
Advanced tab
Barcode processing ...........................................154
Send Key Messages and Wedge .......................155
Wedge ...............................................................155
Allow Connection.................................................96
Alt key function ....................................................59
API calls .............................................................117
Appearance
Scheme................................................................89
Application Panel................................................234
AppLock
EUIE .................................................................235
Hotkey for Administrator..................................232
AppLock ...............................................................73
Setup .................................................................229
AppLock
End-user mode ..................................................232
AppLock
Passwords..........................................................233
AppLock Activation Key......................................18
AppLock registry settings...................................254
Approved stylus ....................................................62
At Power On .........................................................95
Audio Cable
Install ..................................................................28
Audio Jack, connect..............................................16
Audio Volume settings .........................................22
Authenticate using the EAP-TLS protocol, Cisco208
Auto hide taskbar..................................................80
Avalanche Enabler installation ...........................118
Avalanche Enabler update ..................................123
B
Background and Window colors...........................89
Backlight Timer ....................................................20
Backlight timers....................................................89
Backup Battery
Maintenance........................................................67
Replacement........................................................67
Time Limit ..........................................................66
Backup Data Files.................................................34
Barcode
Enable or Disable ..............................................141
Symbology Settings ..........................................143
Barcode data
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edit buttons........................................................146
Barcode manipulation .........................................136
Barcode match list ..............................................146
Barcode processing overview .............................136
Barcode Scanner
Integrated ............................................................53
Tethered ..............................................................53
Barcode Tab........................................................141
Barrel connector, MX3P power jack ....................13
Barrel connector, power jack ................................12
Battery
Backup ................................................................67
Charge New ..........................................................8
Charge or Discharge buttons for backup battery
maintenance ....................................................85
Charging..............................................................44
Handling Safely ..................................................66
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) ...........................................44
Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) ...................................44
Battery Auto Turn Off ..........................................89
Battery Chargers ...................................................68
Battery Compartment..............................................9
Battery Life
Approximate .......................................................66
Battery pack label location ...................................69
Battery tab.............................................................98
Battery voltage and status display.........................85
Battery Well Vent Aperture....................................6
Battery, charge before using ...................................9
Baud Rate ...................................................101, 135
Bluetooth ..............................................................85
C
Cable ends, identified .........................................281
Cable Pinouts and Diagrams...............................281
Cable Specifications ...........................................281
Calibration ..........................................................107
Caps mode function ..............................................59
CapsLock
Configuring .......................................................116
Caution
Fused Circuit Connection....................................13
Certificates............................................................86
Root CA ............................................................217
User...................................................................221
Certificates are date sensitive .....169, 194, 217, 221
Chapter reference....................................................7
Character Recognition
Touch screen .......................................................79
Charger, battery ....................................................68
Charging Battery
Time Required ....................................................44
Check battery status..........................................9, 65
Checking for Cisco PEAP supplicant .................195
Cisco
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PEAP Supplicant...............................................195
Cisco Client ........................................................192
Cisco client Setup ...............................................192
Cisco profile parameters .....................................193
Cisco wireless configuration...............................196
Cisco WPA
System Requirements........................................194
CISCO.CAB .......................................................195
CISCOMSCHAP.CAB.......................................195
CISCOPEAP.CAB..............................................195
Cleaning................................................................63
Clear Contents of Document Folder .....................80
Clear persistent memory .....................................134
Code ID transmission setting..............................142
COLDBOOT.EXE..............................................117
Color Codes ..........................................................15
Color displays .................................................44, 62
Color displays and backlight timers......................20
Color screen
Backlight.............................................................89
COM port settings tab.................................105, 140
COM Port Switching ............................................52
COM ports ............................................................51
COM Ports..................................................101, 135
Command line utilities........................................117
Command Prompt.................................................78
Commit button
Config ...............................................................174
Global Settings..................................................179
Communication connect option ............................77
Communications ...................................................77
compact flash memor............................................43
Components
Back ......................................................................4
Endcap ..................................................................5
Config buttons ....................................................174
Config parameters
Summit..............................................................175
Configuration
AppLock ...........................................................234
Single User AppLock........................................241
Configuring IPv6 for Symbol .............................213
Connect
ActiveSync..........................................................77
Connect Using ......................................................96
Control characters.......................................149, 163
Control Panel
Single User AppLock........................................241
Control Panel options ...........................................81
Controls, Physical .................................................50
Copied on startup..................................................75
Copyrights ..........................................................110
Core Logic ............................................................44
CPU ......................................................................43
Cradle
Manual ..................................................................3
Cradle for MX3-RFID and MX3P........................39
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Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection ..........93
Creating Custom Keymaps ...................................60
Critical Suspend....................................................66
what happens when .............................................67
Critical Suspend mode ..........................................49
Critical Suspend state ...........................................67
Ctrl Char Mapping......................................141, 149
Ctrl key function ...................................................58
Cumulative mode timers.......................................98
Current Time.........................................................87
Custom ID
parameters .........................................................151
Custom identifiers...............................................150
Custom Identifiers ..............................................141
Custom Key Mapping.........................................260
and programmable scan buttons........................261
Custom Key Maps ................................................60
D
Data Bits .....................................................101, 135
Data entry .............................................................26
Daylight Savings...................................................87
DB9-DB9 Serial Cable
Tech Specs ..........................................................54
Decimal - Hexadecimal Equivalent
0 - 159 ...............................................................288
160 - 255 ...........................................................289
DEFAULT.KEY.................................................261
Delay.....................................................................92
Desktop.................................................................74
Desktop cradle ......................................................38
Power connection................................................38
RS-232 connection..............................................38
Status Indicator ...................................................37
Device Name and description .............................110
Device status
power levels displayed ........................................99
DHCP ...................................................................93
Diags buttons ......................................................178
Diags tab
Summit..............................................................178
Dialup properties for dial up access......................88
Digital certificates
Date and Time.....................................................86
Disable slot now ...................................................97
Display
adjust contrast .....................................................20
Features...............................................................62
Pixels...................................................................62
Display and scanner aperture cleaning .................63
Display Backlight Timer.......................................62
Display Backlighting
and the Touchscreen............................................62
Display brightness and contrast ............................20
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Display Contrast ...................................................20
Display Specifications ........................................280
Display Timer .......................................................62
Document Conventions ..........................................7
Dual Serial Port endcap ........................................51
E
EAP-FAST Authentication, Summit ..................186
EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration, Cisco .208
Edit the button parameters ....................................57
Electrostatic Discharge .........................................45
Enable Code ID...........................................142, 150
Enable Code ID drop-down box .........................141
Enable internal scanner sound ............................138
Enable or Disable specific symbology................141
Enabler
Adapter options .................................................130
and Summit clients............................................131
communication..................................................121
Configuration ....................................................121
Connection ........................................................124
Execution ..........................................................125
File Menu ..........................................................122
Global options...................................................132
Icon on taskbar..................................................130
Network adapter status, link speed....................132
Passwords..........................................................122
Scan Configuration ...........................................128
Server Contact...................................................126
Settings Menu ...................................................123
Shortcuts ...........................................................129
Startup and shutdown options ...........................127
Window options ................................................128
Enabler installation .............................................118
Enabler Uninstall Process ...................................118
End user switching
Hotkey...............................................................239
Touch ................................................................239
Endcap Combinations ...........................................52
Endcaps and COM Ports.......................................51
Enter key function.................................................58
Entering Data ........................................................26
Environmental Specifications .............................283
Error Messages
AppLock ...........................................................245
Examples
Barcode processing ...........................................153
Control Code replacement ................................152
raw scanner data and resulting data...................153
Expand Control Panel ...........................................80
External Auto Turn Off.........................................89
External Power Supplies.......................................12
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F
I
Factory Default, reset registry to ........................134
Failure
Battery Pack ........................................................67
Features...................................................................2
Field Exit ............................................................156
Field Exit key function .........................................57
FLASH..................................................................43
FTP Server, start and stop.....................................77
Function
2nd Key ................................................................58
Alt Key................................................................59
Caps Mode ..........................................................59
Ctrl Key...............................................................58
Enter Key ............................................................58
Field Exit Key .....................................................57
Scan Key .............................................................58
Shft Key ..............................................................59
Spc Key...............................................................59
Icons
Explorer, Internet ................................................74
My Computer ......................................................74
My Documents....................................................74
Recycle Bin.........................................................74
Idle Time...............................................................89
IEC IP66, MX3X ................................................283
Inbox
Outlook ...............................................................78
InfraRed Port ........................................................64
Input Panel......................................................26, 90
Insert battery pack into charging pocket ...............68
Insert Main Battery .................................................9
Installing Cisco client drivers .............................194
Internet Explorer
AppLock ...........................................................235
Single User AppLock........................................242
Internet Explorer
Network card and ISP required ...........................78
Internet Options
CE 5.0 .................................................................91
CE NET 4.2.........................................................90
IP Address
DHCP..................................................................93
Static ...................................................................93
IPv6 Broadcast Messages ...................................213
IPv6 configuration ..............................................116
IR operating envelope...........................................64
IR Port...................................................................64
G
Getting Started ........................................................8
Global Delay.......................................................235
Global Key..........................................................235
Global parameters
Summit..............................................................179
GrabTime utility .................................................115
H
Handling Batteries ................................................66
Handstrap, installation ..........................................10
Hardware
Configuration ......................................................43
Hardware Specifications .....................................279
Hat Encoding and RFID .....................................286
Headset .................................................................64
Headset data entry.................................................29
Headset, Install and Adjust ...................................28
Hexadecimal - Decimal Equivalent
0x00 to 0x9F .....................................................288
0xA0 to 0xFF ....................................................289
Hip-Flip, Assembly...............................................11
Host Connection prerequisites ..............................23
Hot Swapping Main Battery .................................66
Hotkey
AppLock ...........................................................236
Single User AppLock........................................242
HyperTerminal......................................................36
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JEM-CE ................................................................72
K
Keyboard
Onscreen only .....................................................90
Keyboard 0409......................................................92
KEYCOMP.EXE ................................................260
Keymaps .............................................................255
Keypad and entering data .....................................26
Keypad Shortcuts............................................17, 59
Keys tab ..............................................................104
L
Language and fonts...............................................83
LAUNCH.EXE...................................................112
LEAP without WPA Authentication, Summit ....185
LEDs
2nd function..........................................................61
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BATT B function ................................................61
BATT M function ...............................................61
CAPS function ....................................................61
CHGR function ...................................................61
CTRL function ....................................................61
on keypads,location.............................................61
SCNR function....................................................61
SHFT function ....................................................61
STAT function ....................................................61
Levels, Logging
Single User AppLock........................................244
Li-Ion battery life....................................................9
List configured ActiveSync connections ..............96
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).............................................65
Location, Components ............................................4
Location, Ports........................................................5
Logging
AppLock ...........................................................238
Loss of Host Re-connection..................................35
Low Battery Warning ...........................................66
LXE Security Primer ..........................................169
LXE_MX3X ...........................................................73
LXEAPI.LIB.......................................................117
M
MAC Address .......................................................83
Main....................................................................101
Main Battery
and Critical Suspend state ...................................66
Hot Swapping......................................................66
Main Battery Pack ................................................66
Main Battery Power Failure..................................67
Main tab
Summit..............................................................172
Maintenance, required
Backup Battery....................................................67
Manuals ................................................................40
Match list ............................................................146
rules...................................................................147
Match List rules ..................................................147
Media Player.........................................................78
Memory
allocate for programs or storage........................109
Memory installed ................................................109
Menu Options
Start.....................................................................76
Microphone adjustment ........................................28
mode
Block.........................................................161, 162
Key Message.............................................161, 162
Mode Key Functions.............................................59
Modes
AppLock ...........................................................232
Modify the Registr................................................83
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Multi AppLock .....................................................18
Multi AppLock Activation key.............................18
Multi-Application AppLock ...............................230
MX3P
description.............................................................1
MX3P Power Jack, attach power supply ..............13
MX3-RFID
description.............................................................1
Manuals.................................................................3
MX3-RFID, MX3P and Cradles .....................29, 39
MX3X
Manuals.................................................................3
My Computer
Folders ................................................................75
N
NETWLAN1 Properties .....................................215
Network Card
MAC Address .....................................................83
Network Specifications
Cisco .................................................................285
Summit..............................................................285
Symbol ..............................................................285
New Battery............................................................8
NiCad....................................................................65
NiCAD
50 mAh ...............................................................44
Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad).....................................65
No Security
Summit..............................................................183
O
Off Mode ..............................................................49
ON Mode characteristics ......................................47
Operating Temperature .......................................283
Optional Software
AppLock .............................................................73
JAVA ..................................................................72
RFTerm...............................................................73
WaveLink Avalanche Enabler ............................73
Overview ................................................................1
P
Parity...........................................................101, 135
Passive Pen ...........................................................62
Passive vehicle cradle ...........................................37
Password
Single User AppLock........................................243
Password...............................................................95
Passwords
AppLock ...........................................................233
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AppLock Save As .............................................238
Passwords lost at cold boot.................................117
PC Card.................................................................45
Storage ................................................................25
PC card slots .........................................................24
PCMCIA...............................................................45
Slots 0, 1 and 2....................................................97
PCMCIA Slots ......................................................45
PEAP GTC Authentication Configuration..........202
PEAP MSCHAP Authentication, Summit ..........187
PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration199
PEAP-GTC .........................................................195
PEAP-MSCHAP for WPA .................................187
Pen Stylus .................................................10, 17, 62
Pen Stylus and data entry......................................26
Persist RAM Base Files ......................................108
Persistant Memory Drive
IPSM ...................................................................43
Physical Specifications .......................................279
Pin 9 Power.........................................................135
Popup blocker .......................................................91
Power Button ........................................................50
Power button, location ..........................................16
Power Jack, attach power supply ..........................12
Power level used, devices .....................................99
Power Modes diagram ..........................................46
Power Port 1 while asleep...................103, 138, 155
Power Properties...................................................98
Power slot during sleep.........................................97
Power Supply........................................................65
Battery Packs ......................................................44
Power Supply Specifications ..............................283
Power Supply, Cigarette Lighter Adapter.............70
Power Supply, International AC/DC ....................70
Power Supply, US AC/DC....................................70
Prefix and Suffix.........................................159, 161
Pre-loaded Files ....................................................71
Preserved upon reboot ..........................................75
Privacy, Internet....................................................91
Processing order..................................................143
Programmable keys
Setup .................................................104, 139, 156
Prompt
Command............................................................78
Protective Film for Touchscreen...........................63
PrtScrn.exe..........................................................117
Q
Quick Start Instructions ..........................................8
QWERTY keypad.................................................58
R
Rate.......................................................................92
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Recalibrate ............................................................19
Recalibration.......................................................107
Reflash
directions...........................................................134
keypress directions............................................133
with REFLASH.TAG........................................134
REFLASH.TAG .................................................134
REGEDIT.EXE ..................................................115
REGLOAD.EXE ................................................115
Remote desktop connection ..................................79
Remove user installed programs.........................100
Repeat ...................................................................92
Replacement .......................................................149
REPLLOG.EXE....................................................36
Restart, reboot.......................................................16
Revision History
MX3X Reference Guide ...................................291
Revision Level
Cisco .................................................................194
Summit..............................................................170
RFID Module........................................................51
RFTerm.................................................................73
Root CA Certificates
Generating.........................................................217
Installing on mobile device ...............................219
RS-232 Pinouts ...............................................53, 55
Rules
match list...........................................................147
Match list ..........................................................147
S
Scan
Good and Bad Scan sounds...............................111
Scan buttons
and tethered scanners ....................................29, 56
Scan Buttons .........................................................57
Scan buttons and tethered scanners.....103, 139, 155
Scan buttons and the SCNR LED .........................57
Scan key function .................................................58
Scan Keys
Left and Right ...................................................135
SCANBAD.WAV...............................................111
ScanCodeLeft and ScanCodeRight.....105, 139, 156
SCANGOOD.WAV............................................111
Scanner
Manual ..................................................................3
Scanner configuration update and the Scan LED101
Scanner Control Characters Tab .........................149
Scanner Control Menu ........................................135
Scanner Keys tab ................................................139
Scanner LED, functioning ....................................27
Scanner, factory defaults.....................................101
Scanning and data entry........................................27
Schemes tab ....................................................98, 99
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SE923 scan engine................................................27
Security
Single User AppLock........................................242
Security options, supported.................................169
Security Panel
AppLock ...........................................................236
Security Password
AppLock ...........................................................237
Security, Internet...................................................91
Send Key Messages and Wedge .................103, 138
Serial Cable
for ActiveSync ....................................................54
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps......93
Settings Menu .....................................................123
Adapters tab ......................................................130
Connection tab ..................................................124
Display tab ........................................................128
Execution tab ....................................................125
Scan Config tab.................................................128
Server Contact tab.............................................126
Shortcuts tab......................................................129
Startup Shutdown tab ........................................127
Status tab...........................................................132
Setup
AppLock ...........................................................229
Shift key function .................................................59
Show Clock...........................................................80
Shutdown time limits ............................................66
Single Application AppLock ..............................231
Soft Keyboard.......................................................90
Software and Files ................................................71
Software Load.......................................................72
Software version ...................................................83
Sounds ................................................................111
Space key function................................................59
Speaker .................................................................64
SSID ...................................................................175
Standard Range Scanner .......................................51
Start Menu ............................................................76
Shutdown ............................................................74
Start Menu program options .................................76
Static IP Address...................................................93
Status
Single User AppLock........................................244
Status Panel
AppLock ...........................................................237
Stop Bits .....................................................101, 135
Stop the Enabler Service.....................................119
Storage Manager
devices ..............................................................106
Storage Temperature...........................................283
Stored certificates .................................................86
Storing PC Cards ..................................................25
Strip Code ID......................................................150
Strip leading and trailing.....................................145
Strip Leading and Trailing..................................135
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Strip Leading, Strip Trailing...............................161
Stylus ..............................................................17, 62
Stylus and data entry.............................................26
Stylus Clip ............................................................10
Stylus properties .................................................107
Stylus sensitivity.................................................107
Suffix and Prefix.........................................159, 161
Summit
Client configuration ..........................................170
EAP-FAST Authentication ...............................186
LEAP without WPA Authentication .................185
No Security .......................................................183
PEAP MSCHAP Authentication.......................187
WEP keys..........................................................184
WPA LEAP Authentication ..............................189
WPA PSK Authentication.................................190
Summit client utility ...........................................170
Summit client utility (SCU)
Config tab..........................................................174
Diags tab ...........................................................178
Global Settings tab ............................................179
Status tab...........................................................177
Suspend button......................................................74
Suspend Timer ......................................................21
Switching
COM ports ..........................................................51
Symbol ID
and EV-15 Imager.............................................142
Symbol profile parameters..................................213
Symbol Wireless Information.............................214
Symbology setting parameters............................144
Symbology Settings ............................................141
Synchronize desktop computer with the MX3X
ActiveSync..........................................................30
System
General..............................................................109
Memory.............................................................109
System Configuration ...........................................71
System Hardware Configuration...........................43
System Idle Timer.................................................21
System Requirements, Cisco WPA.....................194
T
Taskbar .................................................................80
TCP/IPv6 information ........................................213
Terminal Emulator, connect .................................23
Tethered Scanner and a Cradle .............................39
Tile........................................................................89
Time Zone.............................................................87
Timers
User, System, Suspend........................................21
Touch Screen ............................................10, 17, 62
Touch Screen and data entry.................................26
Touch Screen and Keypad Shortcuts ..............17, 59
Touch screen calibration.......................................19
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TouchDisable......................................................116
Touchscreen..........................................................62
Transcriber............................................................79
Transflective Display............................................44
Translate All ...............................................149, 163
Translate control codes .......................................149
Transmissive Display......................................44, 62
Troubleshooting
AppLock Password ...........................................233
Multi-Application AppLock..............................240
Troubleshooting
ActiveSync..........................................................36
Startup...................................................................8
Touchscreen ......................................................116
Unsuccessful scan ...............................................27
U
User Certificate on the MX3X............................226
User Certificates
Generating.........................................................221
User Idle Timer.....................................................21
User-specific application version information......82
Utilities ...............................................................112
Regedit ..............................................................115
V
Vehicle 12VDC Power Cable ...............................15
Vehicle 24/72VDC Power Supply ........................14
Vehicle cradle
RS-232 connection..............................................38
Vehicle mount cradle
Components ........................................................38
Power connection................................................38
Video Subsystem
Display Characteristics .......................................44
View
Display ................................................................62
Virtual Key, change ....................................105, 156
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Virtual Key, changing.........................................139
Virtual Keyboard ..................................................90
VK_Code List.....................................................278
Volume
adjust audio volume ............................................22
Volume and Sounds............................................111
W
Wake the device from Suspend.............................74
Wake up action for display backlight .............47, 48
WARMBOOT.EXE............................................115
Warning
Low Battery beeps ..............................................66
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler ...............................73
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler installation...........118
WAVPLAY.EXE................................................115
Wedge.........................................................103, 138
Wedge, Barcode..................................................135
WEP Keys
Cisco .................................................................193
Summit..............................................................184
Windows CE on-line Help...................................115
Windows CE. NET on-line Help ....................71, 74
Windows Explorer ................................................79
Windows version ................................................109
Wireless Network Configuration ........................169
Wireless Network Connection screen.................197
Wireless Security
Summit Client ...................................................182
Wiring Color Codes..............................................15
WPA LEAP
Cisco .................................................................205
WPA LEAP Authentication, Summit .................189
WPA PSK Authentication, Summit....................190
WPA PSK Configuration, Cisco.........................212
Z
Zero Config Utility, Microsoft............................196
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